Working (Shona sculpture by Sampson Kuvenguhwa)

Sampson Kuvenguhwa, known for his intricate Mapiti style, has produced a highly detailed shona sculpture of a person working in the field with a badza. This beautiful carving stands at about 80 cm and portrays an older individual toiling, bent over in hard work.


The striking piece was carved from black serpentine, which adds to its unique character and texture. The lines are wonderfully straight and the contours skillfully rounded, all evidence of Sam Kuve's artistic prowess.

It is clear that the Shona culture's deep respect for the land and the hard work that goes into farming has influenced Sampson Kuvenguhwa's work. His attention to detail in this sculpture is a testament to his commitment to portraying the beauty and importance of agriculture in the Shona culture.

Overall, Sam's exceptional talent is on full display in this stunning shona sculpture. The way he has captured the laborious nature of farming and the importance of agriculture in the Shona community is truly remarkable.

 Black Serpentine stone sculpture. Click here to learn about the stones used in Zimbabwe by sculptors.