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Kisii Soapstone Heart-Shaped Dish

SKU#  445161
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Why We Love It

Our Kisii Soapstone Heart-Shaped Dish has got the space to place something special. Handcrafted of soapstone with vibrant colors and animal detail, this vibrant piece bears the artistry of the soapstone indigenous carving craft passed down through generations in Africa.

Details & Dimensions

  • Handcrafted of African Soapstone
  • Wipe clean
  • Made in Kenya

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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.