Giraffes

giraffes two Nswatugi Cave Zimbabwe

ORIGINAL ART FROM NSWATUGI CAVES, ZIMBABWE, AFRICA, 10,000 B.C.E.

The images on Laura Rose’s hand-thrown pots on this page are drawn from ancient petroglyphs of Africa. In them, the millenniums-old artist is speaking directly to us in a language we can immediately understand. They give us a direct window into the minds of some of the most ancient ancestors of the human race. They speak of their deep love and respect for these animals, and of the vital importance of art to the human heart.

Giraffes are probably the most frequently created images, usually etched by stone on stone, including each of the squarish markings on its coat. As with most ancient rock art, the sense of aliveness and motion is stunningly modern. They read like a stop-motion photograph rather than a portrait.

They were probably part of spiritual practice and ritual, perhaps as gods or mythic heroes, and newest thought connects them with the cycles of the moon and stars, possibly even the beginnings of astrology.

RAKU CAVE ART POTTERY FOR SALE by LAURA ROSE

  • Raku is not for use with food or water and art is always best kept out of direct sunlight.
  • The piece is designed to be complete as it is, but to use as a vase choose dried flowers or grasses, or insert a glass with water or small planter with an orchid.
  • To purchase or commission a piece, contact the artist Laura Rose.

CURRENT INVENTORY:

 

giraffe family

TITLE: Ancient Giraffe Family (#PAG117)
Drawn from petroglyphs of Tassili, Libya, 10,000 B.C.E.
RAKU: Approximately 11″tall by 6 1/2″ across
PRICE: 210.00
Shipping included in contiguous U.S

 

 

 

TITLE: Ancient Giraffe Herd (#PBWG118)
Drawn from petroglyphs at Tassili N’Ajjer, Africa, 10,000 B.C.E.
RAKU: Approximately 11″tall by 7″ across
PRICE: 260.00
Shipping included in contiguous U.S

 

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