African Soapstone is among the most beautiful in the world. Mined by hand from surface mines large stones are pulled by a team of workers. The stone is then carved down into items including this beautiful sugar bowl and painted by hand with a lizard design. Includes a spoon of carved cow bone with a hand batiked handle with various designs. Stylized elephant handle. Bowl is 3.75 inches in diameter and 2.25 inches tall excluding the elephant handle.
Meet the Artisans
Our Soapstone is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. The name, a shortened version of Small, Medium, and Large Artists, refers to the size of the soapstone products the artisans make, not their stature. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of the WFTO, and as such assures that the artisans are paid a fair price for their work. In addition, the organization support community development by contributing to projects that improve living conditions, education, and health of their members and the village at large.