Geniune handcarved soapstone Masodja statues, painstaking imported out of the border village of Chirundu in between Zimbabwe and Zambia!
The mighty Masodja, the Shona word for "soldier", represented faithfully in the form of a traditional Zimbabwean soapstone statue. The figure, identified by the sculpter as "Remus" clad in a "Fireforce" chest rig, service rifle, and fatigues, stands in a pose reminiscent of Captain Michael Blackman's iconic "The Troopie" (now displayed at Hatfield House, United Kingdom). This incredible piece of Africa represents the exceptional fighting heritage of the Shona and Ndebele men, who have served, from Egypt, Burma, Malaya, and Rhodesia.
Smuggled, shipped, smuggled, and shipped again, these have gone through a long (and rather expensive journey) to land in the great state of Texas. Thanks to the efforts of the late Kyle Porter
in setting up our trade networks in Africa, we're able to source these directly from the Shona family of one of the most decorated former living members of the Selous Scouts. Proceeds of these soapstone birds go directly to supporting members of that family in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Each bird measures approximately 10.2" x 4.7" and weighs in at 3.85lbs. They will likely contain a few small scuffs, blemishes and scratches given their long journey, and the fact that they were hand carved.
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