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African Soapstone Sculptures – Love Heart Box


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SKU: 4957 color: Redcountry: Kenya Categories: , , . Tags: , , , .

In the highlands of western Kenya, large deposits of soft soapstone underpin a thriving cottage industry. Rural artisans in the Kisii District hand carve the stone, and Nairobi artisans bring the surface to life with hand painted designs.

This is an attractive heart box hand carved from heavy soapstone by Gusii artisans of western Kenya. The kisii stone is known widely as soapstone because of its smooth, soapy texture The colorful non-toxic dyed finish is added by Nairobi artisans. African Sculptures are made through Fair Trade practices. This means that the artisans make a living wage, work under humane conditions and do not harm the environment during the creation of their sculptures.

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African sculptures are all fairly traded offering the artisans a living wage and humane working conditions. Only non-toxic dyes are used. Appreciate slight variations in color, size and design as items are hand-crafted.  One approximately 3.5 by 3.5 by 1.5 inch African Love Heart Box, red.