These lovely Soapstone Hearts offer a simple way to share sweet sentiments with those who mean so much to you.  Tuck into a gift basket or a care package, or add to your desk set as a special way to remember loved ones, while keeping your heart and mind as solid and strong as the stone that was molded to create each of these boldly colorful and beautiful hearts.

 

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. 1.5in

Soapstone Hearts - Friend, Sister, Mother

$4.00Price
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  • For a video on how some of these beautifully hand-carved soapstone creations are made, CLICK HERE.

  • Handmade in Kenya by Venture Imports

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