Burkina Faso, a country known for it’s artistic traditions, has produced these beautiful bronze female sculptures for many years – using the traditional lost wax method which craftspeople have used for centuries all over the world.
Generally made on a dirt floor, a wax replica is placed in a mould near to the furnace. Molten bronze is poured into the mould causing the wax to melt and leaving the bronze forming a perfect sculpture. Patination then begins to produce the wonderful green and bronze shades of this collection. No two sculptures are ever exactly the same – this is truly a hand-crafted product.
Issouf Bonkoungo has built up a successful business and trained now 20 other artists to be able to make these beautiful sculptures. Issouf's workers are well looked after and each has a voice in the future of the company – the craftspeople are also paid for every piece they make on a daily basis which enables them to build homes and ensure their children are kept at school.
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