Hand carved from soapstone in Kenya, this hippo is 3 inches tall, by 4 inches long, by 2 inches wide, and is hand painted with a blue abstract design.
Please allow for slight variations due to the handmade nature of the piece.
Story Behind the Art:
Each sculpture is artfully hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone, found only in the hills of southwestern Kenya. Mining the soapstone from surface hills is a labor-intensive process, using little to no machinery. Laborers works with shovels, picks, axes and machetes to carve out large soapstone chucks, which are then carved into beautiful art. ?