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Soapstone Mudcloth Design Carved Dishes, Set of 4

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.

Product Features:

  • Each Measures approximately 4 inch diameter and 1 inch high.
  • Pack of 4. 
  • Soapstone is a soft stone, making it ideal for carving into many forms. Use care when handling 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 safe workplaces, fair wages and community investment for factory employees.

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