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14 Piece Kisii Stone Nativity with Plate

14 Piece Kisii Stone Nativity with Plate
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Article number: Kenya

Hand-carved from Kisii soapstone by African artisans, this 14-piece Nativity set includes Mary, Joseph, the Baby Jesus, Wisemen, Shephards, animals and an oval display board to beautifully set up the figurines.

Product Features:

  • Features 13 figurines and 1 display board.
  • Tallest piece measures approximately 3.25-inches tall. Smallest piece is approximately 1.25-inches tall. Diameter of each piece is approximately 1-inch. Mary measures approximately 2.75-inches, Baby Jesus is approximately 1.5-inches in length by 1-inch wide. Due to the handmade nature, actual size of each piece will vary slightly. 
  • Display board measures approximately 8.25-inches by 6.5-inches.
  • Each piece is made from natural stone. Color variations can range from cream to pink to gold to gray in any single piece.
  • Soapstone is a soft stone, 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 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. ​

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