BEER DRINKING TIME
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The late Colleen Madamombe holds a inspirational role within the Shona stone sculpture movement as she was one of only a handful of women sculptors in Zimbabwe and often considered one of the best. Her subject matter was deeply rooted in the traditional role of Shona women. She became famous for her "Fat Mommas" in rough Springstone.
It is said that the best pieces of sculpture are where the least amount of stone has been removed. Colleen Madamonmbe sculpture this epitomizes this edict. Although almost crude in their execution, they exude a charm and whimsical delight. Her two sons continue to create in her style since her death.
Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in Zimbabwe. Whawha is the traditional maize beer and this sculpture captures the popularity of beer.