Showcasing naturally occurring gray soapstone in this sweet mama and baby elephant sculpture set, Kenyan artisans hand carve and polish to a smooth finish. Each sculpture displays the natural grain and varied coloration of gray soapstone. Although colors are predominantly gray, this is completely natural soapstone with NO dyeing so each piece could display a wide variation in color and grain than photos - with veining, lighter or darker gray, and even some brown and pink tones but each will be lovely. Additional color swatches are shown as possible examples.
Mother measures 4.75"L x 3"W x 3"T and baby measures 2.75"L x 2.5"W x 2"T. Size may vary slightly.
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.