These natural soapstone hearts, hand-painted with tribal African motifs add a chic look to the product. Use as a paperweight or craete a colorful collection. Soapstone is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock, which is soft and malleable, easy to hand-carved into desired shapes and forms.
Soapstone carving is a signature craft of artisans at Salom Enterprise in Kenya, apart from which they also make jewelry and hand-woven baskets. Salom Enterprise was established in 1994, and today works with over 800 artisans. Salom has made a great impact on the artisan communities in the region, by providing them with a consistent source of income, and investing in other facilities such as schools, health care and water harvesting systems.
Large measures 3-1/4” high x 3-1/2” wide x 2-1/2” deep