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This cheerful elephant sculpture is hand-carved from raw soapstone by Gusii artisans in Western Kenya. African artisans dye the elephant to a bright orange, then hand-etch each sculpture with unique facial features and whimsical designs.
Makes a great gift for anyone who has visited Africa! Measures 6"L.
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.