Share a little happiness with some stunning flowers in this hand-carved Kisii Soapstone Vase from Kenya! Adding a little color to your home on a cold winter day with some vibrant felted flowers, gifting a vase to a friend with an air plant, or sharing a collection of your favorite dried summer posies could be just the pick-me-up you or someone you know needs.
Since these show the natural colors of the stone, some color variations, including shades of cream, gray, pink, and brown, can exist in the vase. Although these vases aren't intended to hold water, we're pretty sure you can find something lovely to tuck inside!
Every item of our Soapstone collection starts as a huge hunk of stone, mined and hauled form the lushly green hills of southwestern Kenya, before being sawed and hacked by machetes into smaller chunks of soapstone. Master artisans chisel and carve every piece into its final rough shape, and then more artisans wet sand until it is completely smooth. Then the hot Kenyan sun dries the soapstone items before different artisans paint and hand-etch every single message. So much time and talent, so many hands and so very much love goes into every single heart.
Purchasing just one of these hearts or of any of the Kisii Soapstone pieces provides so many jobs and a sustainable, stable income that provides for each woman artisan's family and the education and university fees for their children in a country where employment is too often nearly impossible for women to find.
For decorative use only with dried flowers or botanicals; not intended to hold water.
Size: 2.75 × 2.75 × 3.5 in