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African Handmade Soapstone Thinking Man Bookends

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  • These emblematic African bookends are each carved from a single piece of raw soapstone and feature a sculpture of a man in thought. The soapstone reveals rich marbling and color variation, which adds even more personality and visual appeal.

    The bookends come to use from soapstone artisans in Kenya who use small knives to create impressive sculptures and works of functional art.

  • Richard Makaya is a master of soapstone carving and works directly with artisans in the Kisii district where soapstone is mined and carved. Richard is known for his attention to detail and eye for design. His winning smile and personality makes him one of Swahili's most admired and long-standing partners.

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