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African Soapstone Animal Pencil Cups

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  • These adorable pencil cups feature a hand-etched African animal on each side (lion, elephant, giraffe, and zebra).

    The handcrafted cups are carved from natural soapstone in rural Kenya, then dyed and etched by artists in Nairobi. Each fair trade cup is bright addition to any child's room.

    Due to the nature of non-toxic dyes, we do not recommend exposing the boxes to water.

  • 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.

     

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