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Holiday Decor

Gray & White Soapstone Nativity

Swahili Modern


  • This beautiful piece of art is created by Kenyan artisans who carve soft African soapstone. Available in two sizes, our nativity coves tuck the holy family, three kings, shepherds and three animals beneath a small archway. The soft contrast between natural soapstone and dyed gray stone gives the piece a lovely serenity.

    Size: Small: 3.75"L x 1.25"W x 3.75"T; Large: 4.75"L x 1.75"W x 4.75"T.

  • 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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