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Bronze Water Bearer Sculptures from Burkina Faso

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  • These graceful sculptures are cast in Burkina Faso using the lost wax method. The sculptures are hand-painted and feature golden highlights on each woman's necklace, anklet, and water jugs.

    Measures 18.5"H.

  • 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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