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African Handmade Tsavo Soapstone Elephant Bookends

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  • Enrich your library with these handmade bookends that portray a majestic bust of the wild African elephant.

    These stunning sculptures are hand-carved from raw soapstone by Gusii artisans in western Kenya, then hand-dyed by artisans in Nairobi. Fine etchings around the bookends' edges add even more beauty.

    Each bookend measures 3.75" L x 4.75" W x 6" T.

  • 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.


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