These colorful handmade holders are carved from raw soapstone in eastern Kenya, then hand-dyed with vibrant, animal print designs by artisans in Nairobi.
Sold as set of three, the holders each measure 1.25"T x 1"D and are sold in assorted colors and patterns.
Pictured below with our popular African Brass Wine Stoppers.
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.