Burkina Faso is a country known for it’s artistic traditions and has produced these beautiful bronze female sculptures for many years, using the traditional lost wax method.
Issouf Bonkoungo has built up a successful business and has trained over 20 other artists to make these beautiful sculptures. Generally made on a dirt floor, a wax replica is placed in a mould near to the furnace. The furnace is pumped to build up the intensity of the heat, this makes the metals fuse into 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 of our collection. No two sculptures are ever exactly the same, this is truly a hand crafted product.
All workers are well looked after, each has a voice in the future of the company, the craftspeople are also paid for every piece they make on a daily basis which enables them to build homes and ensure their children are kept at school!