Protective Mother



  • 1.92m (h)
  • 1.10m (w)
  • 51cm (d)


Zimbabwean artist Edward Chiwawa portrait photo

Edward Chiwawa


P. O. A.

This is a substantial and imposing sculpture by one of Zimbabwe’s last living members of the so-called ‘first generation’ of Zimbabwean sculptors. Edward Chiwawa is a venerable old man from the Kore Kore tribe in northern Zimbabwe. His sculptures are often inspired by Zimbabwean nature from his childhood in the bush, and by traditional Kore Kore culture.

Edward has taken inspiration here from the strength of the protective bond a mother has for her children. Edward’s wife Shirley passed away a couple of years ago, and he clearly misses her greatly. They had thirteen children together.

Serpentine stone is a favoured medium for Zimbabwe’s top artists. This hard variety from near Guruve in northern Zimbabwe has a dense uniform structure, with very few flaws, and is impermeable and naturally frost-resistant. It is suitable for outdoor display, even in temperate climates.

Please note the weight is approximate.
This sculpture is in Zimbabwe and will be shipped from there; P&P at  buyer’s expense.
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