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Hand-Etched Soapstone Eggs

  • These intricate eggs are hard-carved from solid soapstone, then dyed and etched with hundreds of tiny lines and markings.

    The eggs' colors range from deep blue to black. Each is a small work of art that invites touch and imagination. Measures 1.5"T x 1"D.

  • 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.