Gusii artisans in western Kenya hand carve these sweet heart keepsakes from soft kisii stone, known widely as soapstone because of its smooth, soapy texture. The hearts are hand dyed with a bold red and finished at a Nairobi workshop.
Soapstone African sculptures are all fairly traded offering the artisans a living wage and humane working conditions. Only non-toxic dyes are used. Appreciate the uniqueness of each heart due to variations in color and design as items are hand-crafted.
One approximately 1.75 inches across by 1 inch thick puffy, African soapstone Red Heart.