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Hand-Carved Floral Soapstone Hearts from Africa

  • These colorful hearts are carved from raw soapstone in Western Kenya, then dyed with non-toxic dyes and hand-etched by artists in Nairobi. Each heart features flowers on all sides and feels chubby when held in the hand.

    Measures 1"W x 1.5"D. 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.