Given a Little Share (Shona sculpture by Sampson Kuvenguhwa)

Sampson Kuvenguhwa, a renowned artist famous for his Mapiti style, has captured the profound cultural value of support and sharing in Shona culture in a captivating Shona sculpture. The sculpture depicts the significance of supporting each other, even in challenging times or when someone may be perceived as lazy. In Shona culture, it is important to care for and support one another, and this sculpture is a testament to that value. Sam's exceptional talent and unique artistic vision are evident in the sculpture, which is a beautiful tribute to the essence of Shona culture. Join us on a journey of discovery and inspiration, as we explore the rich cultural heritage that fuels Sam's artistic expression and the deep-rooted meaning behind his sculptures.

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

Detail of the face of the carving

Face given a little share

Carved by Sampson Kuvenguhwa - Sam Kuve.   Stands about 45cm high.

Sam comments to his carving:

Given a little share because of his laziness. He does not want to work very hard, and he prefers to share with others.  There is a saying ''You reap what you sow''.