Add a spiritual accent to your decor with this lovely hand-carved nativity set made from soapstone by Kenyan artisans. The handcrafted construction causes the pieces to vary in design and hue, ensuring your set is truly one of a kind....more
Hand carved from cream-colored soapstone in Kenya, this nativity set has 12 pieces, the tallest of which is 6 inches tall. Variations in color and design will occur due to the nature of the stone and the individual carver.
Dimensions: Tallest piece- 6 inches tall x 25 mm wide x 15 mm deep
Story Behind the Art:
This piece is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. The name, a shortened version of Small, Medium, and Large Artists, refers to the size of the wholesale soapstone products the artisans make, not their stature. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of the WFTO, and as such assures that the artisans are paid a fair price for their work. In addition, the organization support community development by contributing to projects that improve living conditions, education, and health of their members and the village at large.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
Tallest piece - 6 inches tall x 25 mm wide x 15 mm deep
The camel is unrecognizable.
Overall, it's a nice set, though a number of the pieces can not stand adequately on a flat surface.
Also, the variations in color are rather unattractive.
Not bad, but nothing about which to rave.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? No
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Not bad for the price, but nothing to write home about
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