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Autumn Collection

Wise Owl Soapstone Bookends

Swahili Modern

RM52A

  • Kenyan artisans hand carve natural soapstone to craft these fun owl bookends that are polished to a smooth finish. Although colors are predominantly white, this is completely natural soapstone with NO dyeing so each piece could display a variation - with veining that can vary to gray and pink.  

    Measures: 7"T x 5"L x 3"W.

  • 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.

     

Vendor: Swahili Modern



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