Natural Soapstone Lover's Heart

Natural Soapstone Lover's Heart

$15.00Price

Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, this sculpture depicts the sweet love of a couple holding hands, their bodies forming a heart. 

Product Features:

  • Measures approximately 4-inches tall. 
  • Due to the hand-carved nature, each piece may vary in size by up to a half an inch
  • A natural stone, color variations can range from cream to pink to grey to earthy gold in any single piece.  
  • Soapstone is a soft stone, making it easy to carve into many forms. Handle with care to avoid breakage. 
  • Each piece has gone through multiple stages of sanding and waxing, giving the soapstone a satiny finish.
  • Socially responsible products that empower consumers to purchase according to their values and help alleviate global poverty.
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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. ​

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Bloomington, IL 61701

Email: fairtrade@crossroadshandcrafts.com

Tel: (309) 827-0121

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