The “Water Bearer” statuette is a sublime study in the skill of water bearing, still practiced today all over the world. This item exhibits a strong, independent woman simultaneously holding up her feminine skirt while deftly balancing a pot of water on her head, stabilizing the pot with the other hand. Much more than a decorative object, this artistic statuette is symbolic of the strength and agility of women around the world who nurture and provide for their families without sacrificing their feminine beauty and elegance.
Handmade in Madagascar, the “Water Bearer” statuette is made of solid aluminum. The soft lines of the skirt and rounded curves of the female water bearer are expertly crafted. The statuette stands on a base of solid rosewood. At approximately 20 inches high, this conversation piece will inspire discussion around the contribution that women of all walks of life make to the world and to their families. Ideal for placement among a collection of handmade African art, or on a special shelf. Display at work as a testimony to the hard work ethic that women water bearers demonstrate everyday in island nations like Madagascar and all over the African continent.