Elegant Reader Bronze Sculpture
Our Elegant Reader Bronze Sculpture is handmade by Fair Trade Artisans in Burkina Faso. This handcraft is a beautiful tribute to literacy in Africa made using the lost wax method. A slender feminine figure in a blue skirt and head wrap sits with her legs crossed demurely while she reads a book. (books not included)
This gorgeous fair trade statue is what we call a "lost wax" figure, an ancient practice in which an artist creates an original sculpture out of wax. This is followed by creating an outer mold usually with plaster around the wax figure. Next the molten bronze is poured inside the outer mold, melting the wax form while at the same time taking its shape in the mold. After it is hardened the plaster mold is removed, the finished product is revealed and the original wax mold is “lost”.
Hand made in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso by fair trade artisans, each sculpture is unique, and colors will vary.
Origin: Burkina Faso
Size: 4"L x 5"W x 11"T
Materials: Bronze, paint
One Elegant Reader Bronze Sculpture will come in your shipment with a note on the bronze wax method for the receiver of this beautiful gift.