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Ceramics and Soapstone

Set of Two Natural Soapstone Songbirds

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  • Showcasing un-dyed soapstone in this sweet songbird sculpture set, Kenyan artisans hand carve and polish the stone to a smooth finish. Although the color is primarily cream,this is completely natural soapstone with no dye. Each piece may display natural variation in color and grain, with veining in gray, brown, or pink. Each piece is unique and lovely.

    Sold as a set of two. Each measures approximately 4"L x 2"W x 2.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, variation is expected.

  • 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. Charles' exacting standards of quality and friendly demeanor make him one of Swahili Modern's most reliable vendors.

     



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