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Ceramics and Soapstone

Romance Your Sweetheart Set of 2 Keepsakes

Swahili Modern


  • As a special token of your special romance, these hand-carved hearts from Kenya are dyed to a cherry red to represent the power of love.

    Gusii artisans in western Kenya hand-carve these heart keepsakes from soft kisii stone, also known as soapstone because of its smooth, soapy texture. The hearts are dyed and decorated by artists at a Nairobi workshop.

    Each heart measures 3" x 3" x 0.5"T.

  • Bosma's father once owned a thriving workshop in downtown Nairobi, and he taught Bosma the crafts of woodworking and carving soapstone. Following in his footsteps, Bosma and his sister Pamela continue to produce artworks of various mediums and also help other Kenyan craftspeople to export their works.

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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