This vibrantly pink Hope Soapstone Heart Dish is a lovely gift for anyone, but it's particularly poignant for a cancer fighter or survivor. Encourage her to hold strongly to hope throughout her journey. Or remember a beloved one whose memory is to be cherished in everyday ways. Beautifully hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, and dyed before another artisan uses a knife to etch words or phrases into each dish, these unique catchalls can be used to hold change, jewelry, keys, or office supplies.
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.
Approx. 4 inches wide