Burkina Figure Seated - Fabieme
Produced by artisans from Burkina Faso in hot cast foundry bronze, in their natural green shading.
Height 14 cm
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. Issouf Bonkoungo has built up a successful business and trained now 20 other artists to be able to make these beautiful sculptures Generally made on a dirt floor, a wax replica is placed in a mould near to the furnace which is regularly pumped to build up the intensity of the heat. This makes the metals being used to make bronze, 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. No two sculptures are ever exactly the same, this is truly a hand crafted product and each piece has a certificate of authenticity.