Swahili African Modern

Lady in Red

  • $38.00
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.
For these pieces, artisans in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso sculpt wax into a figure, then coat it with clay and allow it to dry. They then pour molten bronze 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. Each figure is imbued with their own personality and characteristics to fall in love with.
  • Size: 2.5" x 6"
    Handcrafted in Burkina Faso