These cats with tails up make adorable decor pieces and can double as ring-holders. They are hand-carved out of soapstone, dyed and etched by artisans in Kenya. Sold individually.
Handmade in Kenya
Approximate dimensions: body is 3.75 in. X 1 in.; tail is 3.8 inches tall.
Soapstone is mined from great pits in the area surrounding Kiisi, Kenya. The mined soapstone is then delivered to carvers who carve sculptures from the natural stone. Once carved, the craftspeople smooth rough edges of the soapstone with sandpaper dipped in water and polish the piece to a high gloss. With every product you purchase, you are helping these artisans have employment, educational opportunities and medical care.