African Copper Relief Art Tribal Mother in Finery and Ceremonial Broom With Baby on Back 12"H X 8"W Vintage 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 picture of a tribal mother with baby on back, dressed for a tribal ceremony and sweeping with a ceremonial broom, is representative of ceremonial life. The colors that appear orange are more of a copper orange gold combination, and shows the metallic copper off better than in the photo.
Copper art is popular in the Congo, due to the abundance of it in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 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 sheets of copper have scratches and/or indentations which the artist works around and makes it a part of the art.
Placing on an easel or framing the copper will add beauty and a touch of Africa to your home. The photo is an example of how the copper art can look matted and framed.
Approximate Dimensions: 12"H X 8"W
2ND AND THIRD PHOTO ARE EXAMPLES OF HOW COPPER ART CAN BE PLACED ON A STAND OR MAT FOR FRAMING. THEY ARE NOT INCLUDED