Love Soapstone Heart Keepsake

Swahili Modern - Kenya

Regular price $5.00 $5.00 Sale

A perfect small gift, each heart is hand-carved from soft soapstone by Kenyan carvers, then brightened with a colorful dyed finish, and hand etched with the word "love" in script on one side.

  • Handmade in Kenya
  • Approximate dimensions: 2 in. L x 2 in. W x 0.5 in. T
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.