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5-inch Soapstone Hippo Bowl

Fair Trade Artisan Group SMOLArts Soapstone

Regular price $12.95 $12.95 Sale

Who doesn't love a hippopotamus?! These bowls are made from the best soapstone in Kenya. Each bowl is smooth polished and comes in assorted colors and patterns. No two are alike. Email us if you'd like to see a photo with options before shipping. Sold individually.

  • Handmade in Kenya
  • Approximate dimensions: 5 in. long (head to tail); bowl is 3.25 in. diameter

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.