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African Bronze Plump Mama Sculptures

  • Featuring a plump figure in a draped dress, this African bronze sculpture celebrates the beauty of women of all shapes and sizes.

    The sculptures are cast from solid bronze in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method, which involves beeswax and clay. The sculptures are hand-painted in blue or green, and feature a knotted coiffure.

    Small measures 3"L x 2.5"W x 3.5"T. Large measures 4"L x 3"W x 4"T.

  • Artisans in Burkina Faso convey the serene beauty of feminine Africa in bronze, cast with the lost wax method: the sculpture is carved in beeswax and a clay mold is formed around it, then the wax is melted away, leaving a void to fill with molten bronze.

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