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Large Soapstone Happy Elephant 4.5 inches - Green

Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, these artful elephant statues add a splash of color and global flair to any space!  The clean edges offer a sleek take on our favorite safari animal.  These are larger than the standard elephants we carry and offer a modern twist to the popular elephant offerings.

  • Measures approximately 4.5 inches in length and 2.5 inches tall.
  • Hand-painted.
  • Soapstone is a soft, natural mineral from the earth, 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.
  • Fair Trade is an alternative business model that values fair wages and community investment for villages. 

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.

Meet the Maker : SMOLArt
Our Soapstone is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of... read more