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Shona Stone Pendant Verdite THE RUNNER Zimbabwe Africa

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Special Price $16.00 Regular Price $22.00
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Other Names Bauxite
Materials Verdite Stone
Made In Zimbabwe
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age Contemporary
Overall Condition Excellent.
Damage/Repair Slight tarnishing, dents. Some glass inlays are missing.
People Shona
Object Size 3.25 inch See picture with penny for size comparison. U.S. penny is 19mm in diameter.
Necklace Length 23 inches
Pendant Size 0.75 x 1.5 Inches. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand Length 36 inches (includes string/raffia)
Brand Unbranded
Style Statement
Type Pendant

Picture is an example; yours will be very similar.
In 1997, Elizabeth and Sara found a superb carver at a small craft market in Zimbabwe, Lawrence Mzimba. They purchased all of the amazing verdite pendants he had on display - his largest sale ever! In early 2013, we were delighted to get an email from Lawrence. He had seen one of his remaining pendants on our website, remembered us, and asked if we would be interested in more of his pendants. We jumped at the chance, never having found him again on our travels to Africa. They have just arrived and are being included in our bead and jewelry previews. Some are abstract faces, some small busts, rhinos, elephants, the Zambezi River God Nyami Nyami, and more. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. (The stone is strong but can scratch, so they should not be strung on wire.)

Shona Stone will arrive in excellent condition and polished. Each pendant from this collection is signed by the artist, Lawrence Mzimba. Lawrence Mzimba was born in 1965 in Harare and since 1994 Lawrence has been carving full time making stone creations and a variety of stone and cow bone pendants.