Artisans in western Kenya use small knives to carve these elegant angels from solid soapstone, then artisans Nairobi artisans polish and dye the angels in their workshop.
The white sculptures retain the serene color of un-dyed soapstone and one is dyed a vibrant red. Measure 1.5"L x 1.5"W x 4.5"T. Fair trade.
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.