African Soapstone Sculptures – Tealight & Incense Holder


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This clever soapstone set is the perfect way to bring light and fragrance into any room! Simply remove the incense holder to reveal a space that fits a tealight candle. Hand-carved from soapstone from Western Kenya.

Each soapstone set is hand-carved, polished, and decorated by Kenyan artisans. This pair of holders radiate with a bright, heart-fluttering red that is meant to inspire passion wherever the items are placed. Place tealight and a stick of incense into the holders and enjoy the beauty even more.

ARTIST INFO: At the Ndima Crafts’ finishing shop in Nairobi’s industrial district, roughly a dozen artisans of varied ethnicity bring raw soapstone to life by using non-toxic synthetic dyes under the leadership of Charles Ndibe. Charles’ exacting standards of quality and friendly demeanor make him one of Swahili Modern’s most reliable vendors.

The African Soapstone Sculptures are all Fair Trade items. This means that the artisans make a living wage, work under humane conditions and do not harm the environment. You also support the African artisan’s creativity and create a positive a positive exchange between our diverse cultures.

Sculptures are hand made and hand dyed soapstone. Appreciate the uniqueness of each sculpture due to the variations in color and size. Each sculpture is dyed with food-safe dyes and is one-of-kind.

Designs will vary slightly. Fair trade. Does not include the incense and candle. One, approximately 3.25” across, 1.25” tall tealight holder and one incense holder, 1.5” across and .5” tall; two pieces.