Rhino Vase

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Savuti Rhino Vase This Savuti Rhino vessel has been hand sculpted by Somandla Ntshalintshali with strong shield-like horns. In 2016, 1, 054 rhinos were killed in South Africa for their horn. This vase reminds us of the rhinos plight as well as their majestic beauty that we need to protect. This vessel has been painted by Jabu Nene, the queen of pattern. The bold colours remind us of an imagined Savuti sunset with silouhettes against a burnt orange sky. Jabu has filled the surface of the vase with feathered designs to embellish and adorn this formidable vessel.

Height: 82cm / Width: 24cm / Depth/Length: 63cm

    • Somandla Ntshalintshali
    • Somandla Ntshalintshali
      - Sculptor

      Somandla Ntshalintshali was born on 13 September 1980 at Ardmore Farm in the Champagne Valley, KwaZulu-Natal, where he attended Mountain View Primary School. Somandla was working as a gardener at Ardmore when Moses Nqubuka offered him the opportunity to sculpt in the studio. He leaped at ... read more

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    • Jabu Nene
    • Jabu Nene
      - Painter

      Jabu Nene discovered her passion for art while at school. In 1991, when she was 15 years old, she was introduced to the colourful world of Ardmore Ceramic Art and its founder Fée Halsted. Her mentor was the renowned Ardmore painter, Punch Shabalala, who guided her ... read more

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