Protecting The Bride


Springstone (Serpentine)

  • 177.5cm (h)
  • 53cm (w)
  • 44cm (d)


Shona sculptor Charles Kowo from Zimbabwe

Charles Kowo


“You have to protect your special gift from God for your whole life”.

This stunning sculpture would be a perfect centrepiece, with its elegant fluid lines. It’s the biggest and most impressive piece we have from Charles at present.

Charles is a recent addition to Shona Sculpture Gallery’s selection of contemporary Zimbabwean sculptors. We were very impressed with the sleek fluidity of his work, coupled with excellent finishing.

Springstone is a hard variety of serpentine stone. Charles has sanded the stone, then heated and waxed it with clear wax to bring out the natural colour of the stone. The green lines are veins in the stone – they are natural and not cracks or lines of weakness.

Springstone is very hard and impermeable. As a result, it is naturally frost-resistant and can be displayed outdoors – even in temperate climates.

Imperial measurements are: 69″ (h) x 20 7/8″ (w) x 17 1/4″ (d) and 367lbs.

Overseas shipping is from Zimbabwe via air or sea freight;
P&P at buyer’s expense.

Please note freight is as cargo to your nearest port; you would need to engage the services of a clearing agent to do customs clearance and arrange onward haulage to your delivery address. This isn’t as complicated as it might sound, and using an agent is definitely better than trying to do it yourself.

If you’d like a freight quote, please email us¬†giving your nearest airport and/or sea port along with your contact details.

Unsurprisingly, freight from Zimbabwe can be expensive. Therefore, as a rough guideline, we would advise you budget approximately half as much again for the shipping costs.

N.B. The granite slab pictured is not included with the sculpture.