Kisii Soap Stone Heart (7cm) - Single


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Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Love - Blue Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Love - Blue
$7.95
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Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Love - Dark Purple Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Love - Dark Purple
$7.95
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Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Love - Fuchsia Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Love - Fuchsia
$7.95
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Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Love - Red Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Love - Red
$7.95
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Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Solid Colour - Blue Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Solid Colour - Blue
$7.95
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Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Solid Colour - Dark Purple Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Solid Colour - Dark Purple
$7.95
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Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Solid Colour - Fuchsia Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Solid Colour - Fuchsia
$7.95
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Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Solid Colour - Green Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Solid Colour - Green
$7.95
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Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Solid Colour - Red Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Solid Colour - Red
$7.95
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Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Spiral - Dark Purple Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Spiral - Dark Purple
$7.95
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Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Spiral - Fuchsia Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Spiral - Fuchsia
$7.95
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Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Spiral - Green Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Spiral - Green
$7.95
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Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Spiral - Red Kisii Soap Stone Heart - Spiral - Red
$7.95
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‚ÄčBeautifully carved soapstone heart made in Africa.  This listing is for a single stone heart which comes in a variety of colours and designs, and each one is unique.  Put a variety in a bowl and use as table decorations etc.

Kisii Stone, also called "Soap Stone", is mined using shovels,crowbars, wedges, and hammers, in and around the village of Tabaka in south western Kenya. 

The term kisii is taken from the regional capital of Kisii, which is also the local language spoken by the Gussi tribe, who are the main inhabitants.

Each piece of stone is carved using hand tools such as machetes, saws, adzes, and knives. After carving, the pieces are sanded and then dyed before the designers take over and paint or carve patterns into the stone.  The last process is polishing which is done with floor or shoe polish, and shredded sisal rope.

The sales of these carvings bring valuable employment to the area where most households are involved in some form of the production process.
 

(687)

SKU 687
Brand Kisii
Shipping Weight 0.2000kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.010m
Shipping Length 0.010m
Shipping Cubic 0.000001000m3

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