ZIMBABWE: Tengenenge, A Hidden Sculpture Community

In the north of Zimbabwe, at the foot of the great dyke, beside the ravines and grassy covered slopes, there lies a village called Tengenenge, rich in the many different tribes of the Zambezi river basin. All of the villagers are artists, who make their living by sculpting stone.


Like most Zimbabweans, these are difficult times for the artists. The impact of the economy has affected tourism, and in turn, there are hardly any visitors coming to buy art at Tengenenge anymore.


Against all odds, this community has continued to survive because of its peoples passion, energy and solidarity. Tengenenge is a glimmer of joy and optimism in a country on the brink of collapse.