Kenyan artisans hand carve naturally gray soapstone to showcase the natural grain and varied coloration of gray soapstone to craft these refined decorative bowls. They are polished to a smooth finish to add a touch of elegance in any room of the house. 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.
Set includes: [Small] 3"D x 1"T [Medium] 4"D x 1.25"T [Large] 6"D x 1.5"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.