Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, each dish is uniquely handmade. The artist painted simple tribal mud cloth designs to form a modern bowl that can go with any decor. Perfect dish for jewelry or other small items. 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.