Expecting Mother (Shona sculpture by Sampson Kuvenguhwa)

Sam's extraordinary artistic vision is heavily influenced by the rich traditions and cultural heritage of the Shona people. His Mapiti style is a unique reflection of this cultural influence, and he uses it to craft captivating Shona sculptures that explore a wide range of themes. One of his sculptures depicts the hopes of women in Zimbabwe, who aspire to bear a son to look after them in later life. This powerful piece is a tribute to the importance of family and tradition in Shona culture, and is a testament to Sam's exceptional talent as an artist. Join us on a journey of discovery and inspiration, as we explore the deep-rooted cultural significance of Sam's work and how it captures the essence of the Shona people's way of life.

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Black serpentine stone carving. Click here to learn about the stones used in Zimbabwe by sculptors.

Sams comments to the name: 

I already have 3 daughters. Please my lord, let me now have a son who can look after me.

The son and his importance in Shona culture

Carved by Sampson Kuvenguhwa - Sam Kuve  Stands about 60cm high.