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Joie De Vivre Lost Wax Statue

Handcrafted in Burkina Faso

Availability:
Out of stock
SKU 1800560

Joie De Vivre Lost Wax Statue

Handcrafted in Burkina Faso

Availability:
Out of stock
SKU 1800560

Item Status: NLP
Item Date: 2019-04-01
UPC Code: 732919513189
STORY

Life is better when it's filled with dancing! This statue 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. The artisan sculpts wax, then coats it with clay and allows it to dry. Molten bronze is poured 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.

DETAILS
  • Bronze
  • 7.5H inches
  • Due to the handcrafted nature of our products, slight variations enhance authenticity.
  • Handcrafted in Burkina Faso
ABOUT THE ARTISAN
Atelier de Bronze
BURKINA FASO
Atelier de Bronze Bonkoungou et Frère specializes in the traditional technique of lost wax bronze casting. The workshop leader, Issouf Bonkoungou l...
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