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Assorted Kisii Soapstone Statue of People With Bowls

SKU#  445166
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Why We Love It

Our exotic and elegant Assorted Kisii Soapstone Statue of People With Bowls has the timeless and authentic appeal we love. Sturdy and smooth, these pieces are handcrafted of soapstone in a style indigenous to Africa. At a practical price, they make a great accent piece or gift.

Details & Dimensions

  • Handcrafted of African soapstone
  • Set of 2 in black and white
  • Made in Kenya
4"Dia. x 4.4"H

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The Story Behind It

Kisii Soapstone at a Glance

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For the Kisii people of Eastern Africa, mining and carving soapstone is an ancient and tribal affair. Found exclusively in the Tabaka Hills of Western Kenya, Kisii soapstone is mined from the quarries by hand. The raw soapstone is carried back to village shops, broken into smaller pieces and carved using a small knife called a kisu.

Skilled Kisii artisans quickly and efficiently handcraft the soft, malleable soapstone into beautiful figurative art and home decor including bowls, plates, candleholders, jewelry boxes and more. Our impressive selection of exclusive, high quality Kisii soapstone pieces are guaranteed to add exotic good looks to your home.