African Copper Relief Art Tribal Mother and Child 12"H X 8.25"W Vintage Handcrafted in the Congo
Vintage and handcrafted in the Congo D.R.C., this relief, hammered, sculptured work of art shows daily life as seen by the artist. This artisan work shows a beautiful mother with her baby wrapped and ready for nursing.
Copper art is popular in the Congo, due to its abundance there and mining. Large sheets of copper from the mines are flattened so that the artist has a base to draw the image on; the copper images are then hammered until the art is clear and complete. The natural colors of the copper are enhanced by using fire. The sheets of copper have scratches and/or indentations which the artist works around and makes it a part of the art.
The colors and texture show the shine and quality of copper and are more rich and not as flat as they seem in the photo.
Placing on an easel or framing the copper will add beauty and a touch of Africa to your home.
Approximate Dimensions: 12"H X 8.25"W
2ND AND 3RD PHOTOS ARE EXAMPLES OF HOW COPPER ART CAN BE PLACED ON A STAND OR MAT FOR FRAMING. THEY ARE NOT INCLUDED