Reading Woman Statue


Today, two-thirds of the world’s illiterate adults are women. But with the ability to read comes hope and empowerment. This statuette, which celebrates the transformative power of literacy, is handcrafted using the ancient lost wax method of casting bronze, one of the first known methods of working with molten metal. The maker 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.

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Product Details

Material: bronzed metal

Dimensions: 37 cm H x 8 cm D

Colour(s): black, green, metallic gold

SKU: 1801012

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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