African Art bronze sculpture of an African woman from Burkina Faso
African woman - Burkina Faso
Elegant bronze statue of an African woman in a dress with a color accent in mustard yellow and with headscarf and shawl with turquoise as color accent. The African woman wears golden bracelets around her wrists, a necklace and rings around her ankle.
The sculpture was made in Burkina Faso, where the artist has managed to create a unique sculpture under primitive conditions and with the minimum of tools. The sculpture was made according to the "Lost Wax" method which means that there is only one piece of it.
- Length 26 cm
- Material: bronze
Bronze has been cast for centuries in Burkina Faso; it is an old, traditional and important craft.
The art of bronze casting is not taught in a school, but the craft is - usually within a family - passed on from teacher to student. It mainly concerns male bronze founders belonging to the Djermée tribe.
The sculptures are made using the so-called "lost wax" technique, in which the original sculpture is made of wax, which is covered with clay, the clay is then fired, causing the wax to melt and drip from the mold. the mold for the image, which is then filled with the source.The resulting image is partly matted with copper oxide, creating the beautiful color.
The makers of these sculptures are affiliated with Coöperatie Ouagadougou. A collective of different craftsmen brought together to offer a wide range for the local, national and international market. Crafts and craftsmanship, the answer in a society where there is little industrial development and where unemployment is high.
Burkina Faso, literally 'the land of the upright people', is partly located in the Sahara Strip. It is 7 times the size of the Netherlands and is home to 17 million people.
The Cooperative supports the craftsmen with their marketing and stimulates them to innovate, improve quality and cooperate with each other. Of course based on the FairTrade principles.
Through cooperation with Tahoua Import, producers are stimulated and motivated to develop new ideas and products.