Celebration Dance Sculpture

Handmade in Burkina Faso1801510

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Description

Burkinabe sculpture in lost wax bronze shares the joy of life in a dance of celebration. Originating in the Middle East in the 9th 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.

Because each sculpture is created individually, some variation will exist.

Size and Details

  • Bronze
  • 12H inches
  • Made in Burkina Faso

UPC Code: 732919462166

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  • A Sculpture for Celebration
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    I purchased this sculpture for my boyfriend for our 6th anniversary. Since we are dancers, it was the perfect choice! I know it will look wonderful adorning his desk. It is graceful and elegant…and we are happy to support the artisans who advance their talents. I now have my eye on the mother with...

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Atelier de Formation et de Promotion des Artisans

Atelier de Formation et de Promotion des ArtisansAtelier de Formation et de Promotion des Artisans is comprised of nearly 400 artisans in and around Ouagadougou, the capital city, and several in Bobo Dioulasso, the economic center of Burkina Faso. Most of the artisans work at the Centre National D’Artisanat, the Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, which was started in 2000 by the Luxembourg government to showcase the work of Burkinabe artisans, and the Maison des Artisans. These three centers double as workshops and exhibition spaces. In addition, a few of the artisans work in their homes. Read more.

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  • A Sculpture for Celebration

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    I purchased this sculpture for my boyfriend for our 6th anniversary. Since we are dancers, it was the perfect choice! I know it will look wonderful adorning his desk. It is graceful and elegant…and we are happy to support the artisans who advance their talents. I now have my eye on the mother with child sculpture for when my first grandchild is born later this year! We enjoy Ten Thousand Villages and visit Alexandria, Princeton and Phila whenever we can. This is a lovely work of art…for any occasion.

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