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By Nicholas Tandi
Regular price $300.00

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Material: Butter Jade
Dimensions: H6”xW8”xD10”

Centuries ago in Zimbabwe, a king (also known as the Ramambo or Monomatapa) decided that he wanted to capture the moon. Hundreds of workers built a many-storied trestle, higher and higher . . . . . .  until it collapsed, killing many people.

The King was deposed, and the Shona people still remember the event today; the moon reminds them never to reach for the impossible.

Nicholas Tandi originated these whimsical Moonheads to memorialize this story of Shona heritage.  He carves this Moonhead in Butter Jade.


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