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Maasai Mara African Carved Soapstone Elephants

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  • Hand-carved from soapstone, these modern African sculptures capture the grace and beauty of the elephants at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The sculptures are carved by Gusii artisans in Western Kenya, then hand-polished and dyed to natural brown hue by artisans in Nairobi.

    Small measures 3"T x 4"L. Medium measures 5"T x 6"L. Large measures 5.5"T x 7"L.

  • 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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