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African Hand-Carved Soapstone "Love" Hearts

Swahili Modern


  • These solid soapstone hearts feature etched words of love and delightful swirls against pink, purple, and red backgrounds. The hearts are hand-carved from soapstone in Western Kenya, then finished by artisans in Nairobi.

    Often given to wedding guests, the hearts are a beautiful expression of love that also show your support for fair trade.

    Measures .5"L x 1.5"W x 0.5"T.

  • Bosma is an artisan who handcrafts the soapstone hearts you see on this page. Bosma's father once owned a thriving workshop in downtown Nairobi, and he taught Bosma the crafts of woodworking and carving soapstone. Following in his footsteps, Bosma and his sister Pamela continue to produce artworks of various mediums and also help other Kenyan craftspeople to export their works.

Vendor: Swahili Modern