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Soapstone carvings from Kenya

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Beautiful carvings of animals, boxes, angels, mothers and small dishes, all made in soapstone.

Most are coloured and decorated, and some are left in the simple, but beautiful, natural colourway. The coloured boxes are coloured and then carved, so that the natural colour of the soapstone shows through.

Kisii soapstone hand crafted

All of these pieces are hand made in Kisii, of the local soapstone.

Others have been brightly coloured and decorated with individual patterns, making each one truly unique. Often, the soapstone is coloured, and then carved, leaving the natural colour of the soapstone showing through as the design.

Some of them are left in the natural colour of the stone, which is a soft pinkish cream colour.

From animals to dishes, boxes to ornaments this is just a small selection of what these talented artisans are able to do.

Baby elephants

£4.75
£4.75
£4.75

Baby elephants

Baby hippos

£4.75
£4.75
£4.75

Baby hippos

Cute penguins

£4.75
£4.75
£4.75

Cute penguins

Dolphins leaping

£7.75
£7.75
£7.75

Dolphins leaping

Funky little hippos

£5.75
£5.75
£5.75

Funky little hippos

£12.50Add to basket

Gourd pot in soapstone

£12.50

Original and handmade in Kenya. Makes a great ornament, and you can also keep keys, spare change or whatever in it.
Approx 5″ wide x 4″ high to top of stalk!

£12.50
£12.50

£12.50Add to basket

Gourd pot in soapstone

£12.50Add to basket

Gourd pot in soapstone

£12.50

Measures 5″ across and about 4″ high

£12.50
£12.50

£12.50Add to basket

Gourd pot in soapstone

£12.50Add to basket

Gourd soapstone pot

£12.50

Pretty and useful, you can keep all sorts in this decorative gourd with a lid.
Measures about 5″ across and 4″ to the top of the stalk.

£12.50
£12.50

£12.50Add to basket

Gourd soapstone pot

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Gourd soapstone pot

£12.50

Approx. 5″ width and 4″ to top of stalk.

£12.50
£12.50

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Gourd soapstone pot

Large funky elephant

£9.95

Approx. 4.5″ long.

Has a matching baby!

£9.95
£9.95

Large funky elephant

Little ducks

£4.75
£4.75
£4.75

Little ducks

Owls in soapstone

£4.75
£4.75
£4.75

Owls in soapstone

Shell bowl in soapstone

£7.50

Measures about 3″ across, great for bit and pieces and snacks.

£7.50
£7.50

Shell bowl in soapstone

Small birds

£4.75
£4.75
£4.75

Small birds

Small dishes

£5.95

Approx 4″

£5.95
£5.95

Small dishes

Small lizard dishes

£5.95

Approx 4″

£5.95
£5.95

Small lizard dishes

Soapstone boxes

£7.25

All hand carved and decorated

£7.25
£7.25

Soapstone boxes

Soapstone boxes

£7.25

Each box is hand carved and decorated

£7.25
£7.25

Soapstone boxes

Soapstone boxes

£7.25

Each box individually made in Kenya

£7.25
£7.25

Soapstone boxes

Soapstone dish – hippo

£7.50

Measures about 4″ across, a lovely item. 

Use it as a soap dish, or even for serving snacks, such as peanuts.

£7.50
£7.50

Soapstone dish – hippo

Soapstone dish – large

£9.95

6″ shallow bowl/plate.

£9.95
£9.95

Soapstone dish – large

Soapstone dish – large

£9.95

Shallow dish/bowl, 6″

£9.95
£9.95

Soapstone dish – large

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Soapstone dish – large

£9.95

Shallow dish measuring 6″

£9.95
£9.95

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Soapstone dish – large

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Soapstone dish – large musical

£9.95

Shallow dish measuring 6″

£9.95
£9.95

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Soapstone dish – large musical

Soapstone heart box

£4.95

Each box hand carved and decorated in Kisii, Kenya

£4.95
£4.95

Soapstone heart box

Soapstone heart in green with animal carving

£1.85

Lovely bright green heart with a carved animal on front and back.

£1.85
£1.85

Soapstone heart in green with animal carving

Soapstone hearts x 3 – blue

£2.95

Soapstone hearts individually hand-carved in Kenya

£2.95
£2.95

Soapstone hearts x 3 – blue

Soapstone hearts x 3 – red

£2.95

All hearts individually hand-carved. Designs vary

£2.95
£2.95

Soapstone hearts x 3 – red

Soapstone lizard boxes

£7.25

All carved and hand painted in Kenya

£7.25
£7.25

Soapstone lizard boxes

Tilapia fish

£9.95

Approximately 6″ long

£9.95
£9.95

Tilapia fish