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Kisii Stone Rainbow Heart Dish

$9.00
Kisii Stone Rainbow Heart Dish
12 in stock
Article number: Kenya

Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, this rainbow trinket dish is a colorful catchall for your small items. 

Rainbows are symbolic of peace and serenity. This also serves as a comfort gift to someone going through a difficult time, or suffering from a loss. It is a reminder that those around you offer support. The rainbow is a symbol to hold on to hope - the sun will break through after the rain. 

Product Features:

  • Measures approximately 5-inches in length.
  • Hand-painted in a bright, cheerful colors of the rainbow. 
  • 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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