Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, each colorful egg is uniquely handmade. The artist painted a range of colorful and cheerful patterns. The whimsical eggs are beautiful displayed in a bowl, glass vase, on a table. Adorable for Easter-time and year round. Makes a great, ethical gift.
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.