This exotic soapstone carving provides an eye-catching addition to any decor or environment. Beautifully crafted and featuring an abstract design, this carving provides a versatile decorative accent that works well on table-tops and bookshelves alike....more
This handcarved lovers knot is carved with basic handtools from a single piece of Kisii soapstone. The piece is available in a natural cream soapstone of a black design.
Type: Lovers Knot
Colors: Cream or Black
Dimensions: 6, 8 or 10 inches tall
Story Behind the Art:
The artists of SMOLArt, a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts, carved this piece. 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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It wasn't as white as I thought it'd be, but then I remembered that this is soapstone, and handcarved, and decided not to criticize it. I'm happy just to have something handmade from Kenya and do hope that the crafstman/woman receives some of the profit. It's interesting, pretty, and will look very nice on a dark piece of furniture. I like it so much that I wish I'd ordered the largest one instead. A great buy, and would make a great gift for someone special!
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? almost
Please tell us about the quality of the product. durable, smooth, no flaws, heavy
I was looking for a birthday gift for my nephew, who just got his first real apartment. He had studied for a semester in South Africa, and went to Kenya on a Safari and fell in love with this country. So this was a perfect gift with special meaning for him. He loved it, and was amazed it was one continuous piece.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent.
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