Shop modern baskets, decor & fair trade gifts, handcrafted by artisans in 15 African nations. Shipping orders Monday – Thursday.

Springtime Collection

Hand-Etched Soapstone Eggs

Swahili Modern


  • These intricate eggs are hard-carved from solid soapstone, then dyed and etched with hundreds of tiny lines and markings.

    The eggs' colors range from deep blue to black. Each is a small work of art that invites touch and imagination. Measures 1.5"T x 1"D.

  • At the Ndima Crafts' finishing shop in Nairobi’s industrial district, roughly a dozen artisans of varied ethnicity bring raw soapstone to life 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

Related Items

Join our mailing list for the scoop on new products and sales, plus 10% off your first order!