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African Handmade Soapstone Symbol Lidded Boxes

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  • Carved from soapstone in Western Kenya, these richly hued boxes feature hand-etched line drawings against a smooth surface. Each box includes a fitted lid with inner ridge.

    The boxes are dyed with food-safe dyes and are ideal for small storage. Measures 3"L x 2"W x 1.5"T. Fair trade.

  • 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.

     

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