Large Double Pattern Soapstone Heart Bowl

Large Double Pattern Soapstone Heart Bowl

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This delightful heart bowl is hand-carved of soapstone, dyed and then etched on both the inside and the outside of the dish. Artisans use a knife to etch the patterns into the inside and outside of each bowl. Perfect to hold change, jewelry, keys, office supplies, or a faux air plant. Do not get it wet, as water will damage the dye. Decorative use only. Not intended for food use.

  • Handmade in Kenya
  • Approximate dimensions: 6 in. L x 6 in. W x 3.25 in. H

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.