KEY RING, SOAPSTONE FROG Keychain, Key chain

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These mini soapstone frog key rings are handmade in Kenya in a fair-trade cooperative.

They are handcarved, and painted and are approximately 1.5 inches plus the chain and have decoration on the sides.

Soapstone is a soft stone, making it ideal for carving into many forms.

Each piece has gone through multiple stages of sanding and waxing, giving the soapstone a satiny finish.


Story Behind the Art: Each sculpture is artfully hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone, found only in the hills of southwestern Kenya. Mining the soapstone from surface hills is a labor-intensive process, using little to no machinery. Laborers works with shovels, picks, axes and machetes to carve out large soapstone chucks, which are then carved into beautiful art.