The beautiful handmade Blue Desert Nomad African Elephant Plate features an intricate pattern against a sky blue background. This hand carved soapstone plate from Kenya adapts to many decor schemes. Carved by hand from soft soapstone by artisans in rural Kenya.
The African elephant represents strength, wisdom, happiness, longevity, patience and royalty. And when it’s trunk is lifted to the sky, the elephant becomes a symbol of good luck. Elephants are also known for their intelligence, the structure and complexity of their brains being comparable to the human, ape, and dolphin brain. Due to these many positive representations, elephants have become a popular theme for African art.
This special little plate originates in Kenya’s Kisii District where skilled artisans excel at carving the soft soapstone into modern and functional items for the home. A second set of artists in Nairobi dye each item until a vibrant blue hue is achieved, then add the carving to the surface of the plate.
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The African Sculptures are all Fair Trade items. This means that the Kenyan artisans make a living wage, work under humane conditions and do not harm the environment during the creation of their pieces. The Blue Desert Nomad African Elephant Plate is hand made of soapstone and hand dyed with non-toxic dyes. Sizes, color and design will vary slightly giving each piece its’ own distinct look.
One, 6×4 Blue Desert Nomad African Elephant Plate.