These hand sculpted soapstone hearts are hand-painted with tribal African motifs Use as a paperweight or craete a colorful collection. Soapstone is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock, which is soft and malleable, easy to hand-carved into desired shapes and forms.
Each one is unique. Indicate at checkout if you have a color preference.
Soapstone carving is a signature craft of artisans at Salom Enterprise in Kenya, apart from which they also make jewelry and hand-woven baskets. Salom Enterprise was established in 1994, and today works with over 800 artisans. Salom has made a great impact on the artisan communities in the region, by providing them with a consistent source of income, and investing in other facilities such as schools, health care and water harvesting systems.
Small size are approximately 2 inches wide and long x 1 inch deep.
Tiny size are approximately 1 inche wide and long x 1/2 inch deep.
Handmade in Kenya and fair trade imported.