Most subjects of carved figures of stylised birds and human figures among others are made with sedimentary rocks such as soapstone, as well as harder igneous rocks such as serpentine and the rare stone verdite
. Some of these Zimbabwean artifacts being found in countries like Singapore, China and Canada.
The look is best described as Edwardian maximalist, from the forest of 92 African verdite
columns in the lobby to the fringed lampshades and iron four-posters in the Orient Express-inspired bedrooms.
It sits next to rare Victorian pictures of Newcastle, examples of golden verdite
, and two antique 17th century tables bought from a shop in Cheltenham.
They are wonderfully varied in colour, with mauve lapidolite, leopard rock, semi-precious green verdite
, and the black, hard serpentine and springstone.
Hodges also is owner of the LyBenson's Gallery in Beaufort which carries the largest known collection of Zimbabwe Shona verdite
stone sculptures in a retail setting.
, bronze and leadwood sculpture and acrylics.
of sericite), Talcite (synonym of damourite), Verdite
Pieces are carved by third generation sculptors in a variety of materials, including opal, spring-stone, cobalt, verdite
- a semi-precious stone always found close to deposits of gold and serpentine of different hues.
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