Handmade 8-inch Soapstone Connected Hearts Sculpture in White (Kenya)

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ITEM# 17493770
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    ITEM#: 17493770

    This hand sculpted soap stone statue sincerely grasps the beauty and eternity of true love. The soap stone was mined then worked by hand into a striking sculpture portraying two hearts intertwined in an eternal embrace. This stunning piece is perfect in your curio, on your mantel or a unique gift for that special someone.

    Details:
    • Two hearts intertwined in an eternal embrace
    • Made of soapstone
    • Polished by hand
    • Measures 8 inches high x 5 inches wide

    The Story Behind the Art:SMOLArt is 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 products the artisans make, not their stature. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of WFTO, the World Fair Trade Association, 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.Soapstone is mined from great pits in the area surrounding Kiisi, Kenya. The mined stone is then delivered to carvers who carve sculptures from the natural stone, the color of which ranges from cream, to pink, to brown, to yellow, to black, to a marbling of all of them. Once carved, the craftspeople smooth rough edges with sandpaper dipped in water and polish the piece to a high gloss or paint African motifs in brilliant colors with etched accents.All of the products are completely handmade. The tools consist of household items from screwdrivers, hand drills, to switchblades. 'Pangas,' sword-like tools usually used for cutting down vegetation, are used to cleave the stone in the mines.



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    Material Soapstone
    Type Sculptures
    Season or Holiday All Seasons
    Color White
    Product Features Handmade
    Worldstock Worldstock
    Dimensions 8 inches tall x 5 inches wide
    Model Number KSAHEART8-W
    Country of Origin Kenya

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