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Name: Nhamoinesu
Surname: Zata

General Information
Nhamoinesu Zata was born on 28 August 1964 at Chinamhora in Goromonzi. He is the sixth born in a family of nine. Four of his brothers are also wooden artists, namely Abel, Kudzai, Collins and Eaggrey. His son Rowan in grade six is already into wooden carving.

Nhamo started wood sculpting in 1982 after being inspired by the works of his late father. He uses driftwood and find great pleasure to create animal and human figures out of dead wood. Art is his love and living. It is a family heritage dating back as from his great grandfather whom he was told was good at making bowls, yokes and mortars. He spends most of his time in this forests, rivers and mountains collecting hard wood.

Nhamo attended Jingo School in Bindura and did his higher learning at Mazowe Secondary School.

He got his inspiration from his father Herbert Zata who used to make mortar/pestles, yokes and wooden bowels. Wooden carving has been in the family since the grandfather Gatsi was also into wooden carving.

Specialises in animals, human figures, abstracts, loners and families. Uses Mwanga (hardwood collected from the forest (deadwood).
Has exhibited national at Borrowdale Crafts Fair and at Mukuvisi Woodlands.

Married with three children, two boys and one girl.

HIs intention is to exhibit abroad and show art lovers his unique type of art.