These natural soapstone hearts are hand-painted and hand-carved. Use as a paperweight or create 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.
- Small measures 2” high x 2-1/4” wide x 1-5/8” deep
- Large measures 3-1/4” high x 3-1/2” wide x 2-1/2” deep
Handmade in Kenya and fair trade imported.