Helping Mamma Statue

$150

Every mamma needs a hand on market day. This statuette is handcrafted using the ancient lost wax method of casting bronze. Originating in the Middle East in the ninth century, lost wax is one of the first known methods of working with molten metal. The artisan sculpts wax, then coats it with clay and allows it to dry. Molten bronze is poured into the mold, melting the wax and allowing liquid bronze to fill the shape. After the metal cools, the artisan breaks the clay, revealing a one-of-a-kind figure. Added metalwork creates detail and a fine patina shade.

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Material: bronzed metal

Dimensions: 35 cm H

Colour(s): black, green, metallic gold

SKU: 1801001

About the Artisan

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) West Africa works with more than 400 artisans from 20 workshops in and around the capital city of Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso, the economic centre of Burkina Faso.

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