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Kenyan Soapstone Cross Ornaments

  • This hand-carved cross is a meaningful Christmas ornament made in rural Kenya from solid soapstone.

    The crosses are carved from soapstone in western Kenya, then dyed and etched by skilled artisans in Nairobi. Each cross is dotted for texture. Measures 5"x3".

  • At the Ndima Crafts' finishing shop in Nairobi’s industrial district, roughly a dozen artisans of varied ethnicity transform raw soapstone by using non-toxic synthetic dyes under the leadership of Charles Ndibe. Charle's exacting standards of quality and friendly demeanor make him one of Swahili Modern's most reliable vendors.

     

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