Add some fun and whimsy to a shelf, bookcase or mantle. It also works as a paper weight and makes a great office gift! It's hand-carved of soapstone in its natural color and then dyed in rich colors. Soapstone gives an incredible smooth and heavy feel when you hold it.
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.