Kisii Soap Stone Hippo - 12cm x 7cm - Single

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Quantity Image Name Price
Kisii Soap Stone Hippo - Black Kisii Soap Stone Hippo - Black
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Kisii Soap Stone Hippo - Red Kisii Soap Stone Hippo - Red
In stock
DIMENSIONS 12cm long x 7cm tall

Kisii Stone, also called "Soap Stone", is mined outside of the town of Kisii in Western Kenya, near the shores of Lake Victoria.
The Gusii & Abigussi tribes hand carve each piece using knives and other hand made tools, before sanding and polishing each piece.
The stones colour can vary from white, pink, brown, yellow, or black, so each piece is dyed before the patterns are carved.
The sales of these carvings bring valuable employment to the area where most households are involved in some form in the production process.

Hippos are avaialable in a range of colours, styles, and sizes


SKU 2542
Brand Kisii
Shipping Weight 0.6000kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.010m
Shipping Length 0.010m
Shipping Cubic 0.000001000m3

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