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Away We Go Statue

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Mother and baby are attached at the hip in this delightful multi-hued statue handcrafted using the ancient lost wax method of casting bronze. 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. The wax is melted and drained, then molten bronze is poured into the mold to fill the shape. After the metal cools, the artisan breaks the clay, revealing a one-of-a-kind figure. The villagers of Burkina Faso take pride in their creations, knowing that the work of their hands will last forever. Each piece is individually signed by its maker, giving it the authenticity of a work of fine art.

 

Material: bronze

Dimensions: 22 cm x 6 cm

Colour(s): dark brown, turquoise, metallic gold

SKU: 1801004

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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