Hand-carved soapstone square with grid serves as the board for this tic-tac-toe game and comes with carved and polished Xs and Os to complete this elegant set. Crafted by African artisans using traditional techniques, this set will become a conversation piece during play or on display!
- Board measures approximately 10-inches by 10-inches and is approximately .25-inch high.
- A natural stone, color variations will range from cream to pink to gray to earthy gold in any single piece.
- Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary slightly.
- 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.
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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.