Black Figurines for the African American Family

Shades of Africa Collection
by Norman A. Hughes



Norman A. Hughes, world-renowned sculptor and visionary artist
has led the collectible industry
with his designs of African American and ethnic figurines
for more than 20 years.

As a young boy, Hughes created his first piece of sculpture out of red Georgia clay.
Throughout his career as one of America's leading sculptures,
Hughes has released some of those treasured designs in the collectible world.

Hughes' designs are instantly recognizable through his talent
in representing the deep values of love, faith, family and
history that he feels as an African-American artist.

The Shades of Africa Collection by Norman A. Hughes


The Shades of Africa figurines
are quite popular among collectors.

Most are still in their premier edition,
however the two most popular pieces are
now in their second edition.


The New Prince - Shades of Africa Collection by Norman A. Hughes
Mussa, the first son of the king, is born and the king rejoices.

Everyone in the village has heard of the birth, and there is an air of excitement.

The elders of the village convene and decide that the new prince should be unveiled to his people with the full moon.


Price: $74.95


Once the moon has risen, the village elders lead the way
to the prince's coronation.

When the procession reaches the sacred place on top of the mountain,
they see the king on his throne, holding his child.

The villagers, wearing their finest robes,
gather below and watch as the king slowly rises
and presents the new prince.

Approx. 12.0" high

Shades of Africa
by Norman A. Hughes

The New Prince
#60800

Premier Edition of 3000
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Woman and Child from the Shades of Africa Collection by Norman A. Hughes
Omie has been married for three years, yet has borne no children.

Her confidence and status as a contributing member of the village wanes.

Although her husband never complains, she feels she is less than a complete woman.



Price: $49.95

During the dry season, three and a half years after her wedding,
Omie is with child!

She stays close to home until her child is born.

After the summer heat has passed, Omie decides to go to the market,

but instead of carrying her new baby on her back, she ties a sash about her waist,
carrying her daughter in her arms.

She is so proud for today she is a mother with a strong daughter.

Approx. 12.0" high

Shades of Africa
by Norman A. Hughes

Woman and Child
#60801

Premier Edition of 3000
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Offerings from the Shades of Africa Collection by Norman A. Hughes
Elise is a midwife, a nurse, and health inspector in her village.

She was trained in America and went back to Ghana
to help in her village.

She grows many of the herbs that she uses to heal,
and grows much of her own food.

She is a wise woman with a beautiful face and a gentle countenance.



Price: $74.95

Elise loves life and her village.

All who meet her find comfort and joy in her spirit.

After Elise harvests her crops, she always gives thanks to God,
and offers Him the very best of all that she has harvested.

Approx. 12.0" high

Shades of Africa
by Norman A. Hughes

Offerings
#60802

Premier Edition of 3000
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Angel of Justice from the Shades of Africa Collection by Norman A. Hughes
Akin is the Angel of Justice, sent to earth on God's behalf
to help support and defend
all of those
who experience injustice
and are harmed by wrongs.

It is not up to Akin to stop the pain inflicted upon us,
that is for a higher power.

Instead Akin brings comfort.

He helps us overcome and
move forward with our lives.


Price: $74.95

Akin is the gentle voice in your ear telling you everything
will be alright and Akin is the lightness
in your heart,
easing a heavy burden.

If you are in distress, close your eyes
and open your heart: Akin stands beside you.

Approx. 14.0" high

Shades of Africa
by Norman A. Hughes

Angel of Justice
#60803

Premier Edition of 3000
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Homecoming from the Shades of Africa Collection by Norman A. Hughes
Burkina's father emigrated to New York City in 1986
from Burkina Faso, formerly Upper Volta.

He left his family in Africa
and worked as a cab driver
to save enough money
to bring them to America.

When his daughter, Burkina, arrived in New York, her eyes grew wide with wonder.

When his daughter, Burkina, arrived in New York, her eyes grew wide with wonder.


Price: $74.95

She grew into a beautiful young woman
and was
discovered by a modeling scout
on her 18th birthday,
and her career prospered.

One day she received a call from her agent
regarding a shoot in Burkina Faso, Africa.

Her entire family celebrated this news.

Approx. 12.0" high

Shades of Africa
by Norman A. Hughes

Homecoming
#60804

Second Edition of 3000
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Vision in Red from the Shades of Africa Collection by Norman A. Hughes
She moved quietly through the crowded ballroom.

Her skin is the color of brown sugar and caramel
with a touch of cinnamon.

Oh, lady in red, Mother Nature never made
anything finer!

Her beauty and grace surpasses that of
the Queen of Sheba.

He turns to greet a friend,
and in a moment she is gone.

Price: $74.95

Approx. 11.5" high

Shades of Africa
by Norman A. Hughes

Vision in Red
#60811

Premier Edition of 5000

Was she real?
Or was she simply a vision? He will never know... However, that beautiful vision in red will stay with him always.
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Pink
Beverly is a busy professional,
a mom, and the host
of a popular radio
show that airs every
Sunday evening.

Breast Cancer Awareness and prevention has been
a personal crusade of
Beverly ever since
her mom was diagnosed with
breast cancer
several years ago.

This year, she has been selected
as the host of
the annual
breast cancer gala and fund raiser.

For the last
few months,
Beverly has been urging all of her
women listeners to have their
annual exams and mammograms
on air as well as through
her monthly newsletters.
Approx. 12.0" high

Shades of Africa
by Norman A. Hughes

Pink Umbrella
#60813

Premier Edition of 5000


With all of the preparations and excitement
surrounding the gala,
she wondered how she could tell if she
had been successful in her effort to
reach her listeners and readers.


She thought about the pink umbrella that her mother
used to carry everywhere she went,
and she smiled.

She thought to herself, “I’ll ask all of my listeners who
have had their yearly exams to show their support.“
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