This safari set features two artfully carved pieces - a decorative elephant and trinket elephant bowl. Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, each is uniquely handmade and decorated in a traditional mud cloth design. The artisans painted simple tribal designs to form a modern and neutral design that can go with any decor. The lucky elephant and hippo make 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.