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Harambee Half Moon Soapstone Card Holder in Khaki (Kenya)

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Harambee Half Moon Soapstone Card Holder in Khaki (Kenya)

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    Display your business cards prominently with this soapstone business card holder. This card holder is made from African soapstone and is in a half-moon shape. Keep this holder on your desktop to have your business cards at your fingertips at all times....more

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    Introducing our handmade African soapstone half moon business card holder. Available in black and khaki, this minimalist card holder adds a touch of modern African style to any desktop or dining setting.

    Product Features:
    • Color: Hhaki
    • Suggested uses: Business Card Holder
    • Color: Khaki
    • Materials: Soapstone
    • Size: 2 inches long x 0.75 inches wide x 1.25 inches high
    • Weight: .5 lbs

    Story Behind the Art:
    Kenya's western highlands contain vast deposits of the metamorphic stone called steatite. Known widely as soapstone, this talc-like stone has a smooth, almost soapy-feeling texture that carves easily. Soapstone is found in various locales around the world, but since the Kenyan variety is mined mainly from the Tabaka Hills in the Kisii District, it is known specifically as Kisii stone. The Abagusii, or Gusii, are the predominant residents of the Kisii District, which is one of Kenya's most populated regions.Mining the stone is the most arduous part of the process. Men use large machete-style knives called pangas to divide chunks of the stone away from the main vein and to portion off appropriately sized pieces for carving. The finer carving is accomplished with a small knife called a kisu, and then the carvings are washed down in a slurry of sand and water to fully smooth the surfaces in preparation for dyeing.

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    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.


2"L x .75"W x 1.25"T
soapstone, synthetic dyes
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  • Very small

    Damaged. And it was smaller than I had anticipated. Returned it.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? OK
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Had a knick in the stone
    • How accurate was the sizing? Smaller than I thought
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How many cards can it hold at once? shainarg on Dec 1, 2012
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Between 15 - 30 cards overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 3, 2012

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