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Hippo Soapstone Dish

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  • Kamba artisans in Western Kenya hand-carve these happy hippo dishes from raw soapstone. The dishes are dyed to a deep aqua green and etched by artists in Nairobi.

    Each dish measures 6"L x 3.5"W and offers a sweet place to deposit small items. Fair trade.

  • 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.

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