Polished Butter Jade Lion Carving - Sold per piece - From Zimbabwe

R 375.00 ZAR
  • Polished Butter Jade Lion Carving - Sold per piece - From Zimbabwe - TopRock

Polished Butter Jade Lion Carving - Sold per piece - From Zimbabwe

R 375.00 ZAR

PRODUCT INFORMATION


General Description

African jade also known as Butter Jade comes from North Eastern South Africa and is also fairly common in Zimbabwe. The material tends to be a light green to off yellow colour (Butter) with banded or specular like features. Some sections of the deposit tend to have white intrusive sections. This is a unique batch of polished items which have been manufactured in South Africa from selected rough material.

Zimbabwe boasts a rich history of stone carving traditions that span many centuries. In recent decades, this unique craft has evolved to primarily focus on creating animal-themed sculptures and other items tailored to the local tourism market. While more contemporary works of art have been developed, they are relatively scarce beyond the country's borders. Regrettably, due to the economic hardships endured over the past two decades, primarily due to governance issues, the transfer of stone working and carving skills to younger generations has suffered. Among the younger population, the concept of carving or "art" as a means of livelihood is not widely embraced. At Toprock, we've taken on the mission of establishing a market for the meticulously hand-carved stone works of art originating from this region. These creations are all painstakingly polished by hand or with straightforward tools, resulting in a distinct aesthetic that may appear simplistic when compared to the precision of modern digital carving systems, such as those found in China. Nevertheless, we remain committed to encouraging a diverse range of items to be crafted, with the hope of preserving these century-old traditions. The carved items encompass an array of subjects, including various animals, pumpkins, mushrooms, dinosaurs of various species, ashtrays, dishes, and an assortment of regional curiosities. By supporting our endeavors, you play a pivotal role in sustaining the livelihoods of Zimbabwean artists and keeping their traditions alive. The materials most commonly used for these carvings include Lepidolite, Verdite, Leopard Stone, Butter Jade, and other soapstones. Pricing depends on the grade, and the items are showcased as depicted. Explore the world of Zimbabwean stone carving artistry and contribute to the preservation of this unique heritage.

The photographs are representative of either the entire stock item offered, else a representative sample of the broader batch. Variation is to be expected across individually selected batches. However, all batches / items within this stock item are fully sorted and selected accordingly to associated grade.


Product Data

Locality = Zimbabwe
Grade = Very Good Grade
Size = 125 - 155 mm | 4.9 x 6.1 x 0 inch
Net Weight = 0.4 Kg | 0.9 Lbs
Product Type = Stock Item

Weight = 0.4 kg

SKU = ABJPC23121SS01

Currently 5 in stock.

Please Note: The product title specifies the exact number of pieces included for the listed product price e.g. x 12, x 1, x 35 etc. The vast majority of our products are individually graded batches or single pieces which are priced accordingly. Therefore, if we state “Currently 1 in stock” this means we have 1 batch and/or 1 piece available as per the number of pieces indicated in the product title.

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PRODUCT INFORMATION


General Description

African jade also known as Butter Jade comes from North Eastern South Africa and is also fairly common in Zimbabwe. The material tends to be a light green to off yellow colour (Butter) with banded or specular like features. Some sections of the deposit tend to have white intrusive sections. This is a unique batch of polished items which have been manufactured in South Africa from selected rough material.

Zimbabwe boasts a rich history of stone carving traditions that span many centuries. In recent decades, this unique craft has evolved to primarily focus on creating animal-themed sculptures and other items tailored to the local tourism market. While more contemporary works of art have been developed, they are relatively scarce beyond the country's borders. Regrettably, due to the economic hardships endured over the past two decades, primarily due to governance issues, the transfer of stone working and carving skills to younger generations has suffered. Among the younger population, the concept of carving or "art" as a means of livelihood is not widely embraced. At Toprock, we've taken on the mission of establishing a market for the meticulously hand-carved stone works of art originating from this region. These creations are all painstakingly polished by hand or with straightforward tools, resulting in a distinct aesthetic that may appear simplistic when compared to the precision of modern digital carving systems, such as those found in China. Nevertheless, we remain committed to encouraging a diverse range of items to be crafted, with the hope of preserving these century-old traditions. The carved items encompass an array of subjects, including various animals, pumpkins, mushrooms, dinosaurs of various species, ashtrays, dishes, and an assortment of regional curiosities. By supporting our endeavors, you play a pivotal role in sustaining the livelihoods of Zimbabwean artists and keeping their traditions alive. The materials most commonly used for these carvings include Lepidolite, Verdite, Leopard Stone, Butter Jade, and other soapstones. Pricing depends on the grade, and the items are showcased as depicted. Explore the world of Zimbabwean stone carving artistry and contribute to the preservation of this unique heritage.

The photographs are representative of either the entire stock item offered, else a representative sample of the broader batch. Variation is to be expected across individually selected batches. However, all batches / items within this stock item are fully sorted and selected accordingly to associated grade.


Product Data

Locality = Zimbabwe
Grade = Very Good Grade
Size = 125 - 155 mm | 4.9 x 6.1 x 0 inch
Net Weight = 0.4 Kg | 0.9 Lbs
Product Type = Stock Item