These delightfully colorful small bowls are hand-carved of soapstone, dyed and then etched on both the inside and the outside of the dish. Perfect to hold coins, keys, jewelry. Decorative use only. Not intended for food use.
Handmade in Kenya
Approximate dimensions: 3.5 in. diameter X 2 in. 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.