Soapstone Hand-carved Blue Sugar Bowl and Spoon (Kenya)

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ITEM#: 13048998

This hand-carved soapstone bowl features a stylized elephant handle. Including a hand-carved bone spoon, this bowl displays a hand-painted lizard design.

  • From Kenya
  • Carved soapstone
  • Handmade
  • Polished
  • Elephant inspired handle
  • 3.75 inches diameter x 2.25 inches tall (without elephant handle)

Story Behind the Art:
SMOLArt is a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya. 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 with a marbling in each 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, such as screwdrivers, hand drills and switchblades.

What is Worldstock?

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.


Ships Carbon Neutral*

Attention California residents: This product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.


Gender Unisex
Worldstock Country Kenya
Color Blue
Product Features Handmade
Dimensions 3.75 in. diameter x 2.25 in. tall
Country of Origin Kenya

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  • Nice hostess gift
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    I gave two of these little bowls as gifts, and the recipients really liked them. They are quite small inside, as the walls are thick, but the bright colors and incised design are attractive, and the little elephant handle on the lid is charming. The soapstone spoon is a nice touch, not hugely practical however.

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  • GRT
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    love, love soapstone..adorable

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  • Beautiful Kenyan sugar bowl
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    Perfect in every way but I didn't have to fly to kenya

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  • sugar bowl
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    Arrived on time, in good condition. Very attractive on our table.

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  • Neat little sugar bowl
    Verified Purchase

    Interesting little sugar bowl but I received the wrong color. I wanted the blue but received the red. I would have sent it back but I was satisfied with the red color. I have ordered many things through Overstock and this is the first time I received the wrong order.

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  • soapstone sugar bowl
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    this is a very charming piece. the quality is great for the price. would recommend to anyone who likes quaint things.

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      Because is pretty

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      very unusual, love it!

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