Add a touch of whimsy to any area of the home or office with this fun handcrafted red soapstone hippo. This sweet little fellow is ideal for adding a lighthearted touch to your desk. His cheery design will bring a smile to the faces of passersby....more
Hand carved from soapstone in Kenya, this hippo is 4 inches long and a red abstract design. Please allow for slight variations as the hippo is handmade.
Dimensions: 3 inches tall x 4 inches long x 2 inches wide
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.
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