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12Lady Ubuntu Bowl Bright on White

12Lady Ubuntu Bowl Bright on White

Regular price R 6,500.00 ZAR
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The Ubuntu Bowl is the signature product of Zizamele Ceramics.  Ubuntu is a complex Nguni word, "Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu" - the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.  Or in English "I am, because of who we all are." 

The ceramic Ubuntu Bowl is the African version of the friendship bowl.  Each of these bowls is wheel thrown from stoneware clay with skill and care by the Zizamele potter, Songezo Mrwebi.  The Zizamele artists then create hand-modelled African women figures in clay, which they attach painstakingly to the rim of the bowl.  These clay figures hold hands in a spirit of unity and wear their traditional African headscarves.  Some of them have their babies tied to their back in typical African fashion.  After the bowls are fired in electric kilns, they are painted in Africa's vibrant patterns and colours in a variety of stunning glazes.

Every bowl created is unique and the repeat patterns and designs painted onto this bowl make it a once-off artistic creation.  Every bowl is signed and dated, making it a collectable piece.  Perfect for your lodge, home or business, this bowl is a piece of art that will give you pleasure for years to come. 

In Africa, the definition of an individual is community-based and not individualist. The Ubuntu bowls with their women holding hands in a spirit of Ubuntu, represent this philosophy.

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