Carved African Giraffes that are hand carved out of Soapstone and polished off.

Carved African Giraffes that are hand carved out of Soapstone and polished off.

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Giraffes – Family of Three

Three African Giraffes carvings that are hand carved out of Soapstone and polished off to a smooth finish in the natural color of the stone. This Giraffe sculpture is one of a kind that are wound around each other and locked at the head.

Shona folklore tells about “Twiza”, the gentle giraffe. After God created the animals He spoke to them and explained their roles on earth. Twiza was so captivated by God’s voice that he stretched his neck out as far as possible to hear Him better. This impressed God greatly and for his effort He gave Twiza a graceful long neck to show all other animals that, in life, a little extraeffort can be rewarded.

Height: 24 in.             Width: 9,8 in.                                  

 Length: 15,7 in.          Weight: 55 pounds  

This very rare and valuble collection must go.

It is difficult to put a value to each of the arts and crafts as their method of pricing tends to vary amongst the producers. Producers put a lot of emphasis on the time spent making the particular piece. If it was highly labour intensive to produce an item (eg. The Elephant and the Eagle), then the higher the price. Secondly, design for a particular product also played a part (eg. The Eagle). The Giraffes tend to be more costly too due to the amount of time spent to carve it to perfection. Then the type of stone or wood that was used and explained why they have to ask a higher price, so the materials used were also considered in the pricing.


This collection of incredible stone and wood sculptures of animals with amazing detail. These Shona sculptures are excellent for home, office or conference centres. All these unique, one of a kind, collectables are for the serious collectors and they are really the best of the best. Compare it to any other simmilar crafts on the Internet and decide for yourself.


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