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Floating Hippo Serpentine Stone Birdbath

Swahili Modern


  • Emmanual Mabika carves this beautiful large dish from serpentine stone. The design of the dish centers around a floating hippopotamus and showcases the beauty of this locally-sourced dark stone through both textured and polished surfaces. 

    Because this is a handcrafted item made from unique pieces of natural stone, each birdbath has a unique size, shape, and position of floating hippo. Measures approximately 14-15"L x 10"W x 5"T.

  • A talented stone sculptor named Emmanual Mabika carves beautiful garden items from serpentine stone. Found in many deposits throughout Zimbabwe, its colors vary from black to brown to green, orange and variegated. Sculptors choose deposits of rock that are hard and therefore very durable.

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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