Fair Trade Made Compass Soapstone Sculpture, Light Gray Stone
Fair Trade Made Compass Soapstone Sculpt... $119.00
Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, this natural stone compass is a beautiful piece of art! Made from dark grey natural soapstone, it blends well with any decor and works well on a desk. The significance of the compass as a metaphoric guiding point is a great reference of strength to support a friend. Great gift for men! Product Features: Measures approximately 4-5/8-inches wide x 5-1/4-inches tall x 1-1/2-inches deep. 2-piece set. Colors are a lighter grey with natural variations expected from soapstone. Due to the hand-carved nature, each piece may vary in size by up to half an inch. Made from a natural stone. Soapstone is a soft stone, making it easy to carve into many forms. Handle with care to avoid breakage. Each piece has gone through multiple stages of sanding and waxing, giving the soapstone a satiny finish. Socially responsible products empower consumers to purchase according to their values and help alleviate global poverty. Fair Trade is an alternative business model that values safe workplaces, fair wages, and community investment for factory employees. Story Behind the Art: Each sculpture is artfully hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone, found only in the hills of southwestern Kenya. Mining the soapstone from surface hills is a labor-intensive process, using little to no machinery. Laborers work with shovels, picks, axes, and machetes to carve out large soapstone chucks, which are then carved into beautiful art. ​
Fair Trade Made Natural Soapstone 6-inch Nativity Set from Kenya, Africa
Fair Trade Made Natural Soapstone 6-inch... $57.99
Hand-carved from cream-colored soapstone in Kenya, this nativity set has 12 pieces, the tallest of which is 6 inches tall. Variations in color and design will occur due to the nature of the stone and the individual carver. We believe that hardworking African artisans, producers, and export agents hold the key to their own personal success and that the path to success requires a steady, committed pace. We can extend each artisan's channel of trades from local markets to the global marketplace, all the while providing them with options to work from the comfort of their own homes and communities. Secure in the knowledge that the fair payment they receive will not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs, and haggled prices, most artisans in the network promote their family's future by using earnings to put food on the table and pay educational expenses for their children. Fair Trade Federation, a group of like-minded companies and organizations that adhere to: providing fair payment to workers in developing nations educating artisans and workers to increase their potential for advancement ensuring the rights of children developing products and processes that protect and conserve the natural environment promoting fair trade as the standard in commercial exchanges
Fair Trade Made White Soapstone Menorah
Fair Trade Made White Soapstone Menorah $148.49
Hand-carved from soapstone by African craftsmen, this menorah is an elegant way to illuminate each night of Hanukkah. Each piece is mined from the Kisii hills of Kenya, and then chiseled and carved into shape. Because the artisans use rudimentary carving tools following traditional methods passed down through the ages, each piece will have differences in size, exact shape, and texture. Candle holes may possibly not be symmetrical. These nuances attest to the unique, one-of-a-kind beauty of each piece. Product features: Measures 12 x 2.5 x 6 inches. Due to the hand-carved nature, exact size may vary. Weighs approximately 15 lbs. Natural color stone. Colors may range from cream to grey to earthy gold in any single piece. Soapstone is a soft stone, making it ideal for carving into many forms. Use care when handling to avoid breakage. Each piece has gone through multiple stages of sanding and waxing, giving the soapstone a satiny finish. Fair Trade, socially responsible products that help alleviate global poverty. Story Behind the Art: Each sculpture is artfully hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone, found only in the hills of southwestern Kenya. Mining the soapstone from surface hills is a labor-intensive process, using little to no machinery. Laborers work with shovels, picks, axes, and machetes to carve out large soapstone chucks, which are then carved into beautiful art. ​ We believe that hardworking African artisans, producers, and export agents hold the key to their own personal success and that the path to success requires a steady, committed pace. We can extend each artisan's channel of trades from local markets to the global marketplace, all the while providing them with options to work from the comfort of their own homes and communities. Secure in the knowledge that the fair payment they receive will not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs, and haggled prices, most artisans in the network promote their family's future by using earnings to put food on the table and pay educational expenses for their children. Fair Trade Federation, a group of like-minded companies and organizations that adhere to: providing fair payment to workers in developing nations educating artisans and workers to increase their potential for advancement ensuring the rights of children developing products and processes that protect and conserve the natural environment promoting fair trade as the standard in commercial exchanges
Fair Trade Made Zebra Soapstone Sculptures, Set of 2
Fair Trade Made Zebra Soapstone Sculptur... $38.99
This set of two complementing Zebra sculptures are each hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans and painted in opposite patterns to create an interconnected balance. Each measure approximately 2-inches tall by 3-inches wide. Natural soapstone finish with black stripes; Painted black finish with natural stripes. Soapstone is a soft, natural mineral from the earth, making it easy to carve into many forms. Handle with care to avoid breakage. Each piece has gone through multiple stages of sanding and waxing, giving the soapstone a satiny finish. Socially responsible products empower consumers to purchase according to their values and help alleviate global poverty. Fair Trade is an alternative business model that values safe workplaces, fair wages, and community investment for factory employees. Story Behind the Art: Each sculpture is artfully hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone, found only in the hills of southwestern Kenya. Mining the soapstone from surface hills is a labor-intensive process, using little to no machinery. Laborers work with shovels, picks, axes, and machetes to carve out large soapstone chucks, which are then carved into beautiful art. ​ We believe that hardworking African artisans, producers, and export agents hold the key to their own personal success and that the path to success requires a steady, committed pace. We can extend each artisan's channel of trades from local markets to the global marketplace, all the while providing them with options to work from the comfort of their own homes and communities. Secure in the knowledge that the fair payment they receive will not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs, and haggled prices, most artisans in the network promote their family's future by using earnings to put food on the table and pay educational expenses for their children. Fair Trade Federation, a group of like-minded companies and organizations that adhere to: providing fair payment to workers in developing nations educating artisans and workers to increase their potential for advancement ensuring the rights of children developing products and processes that protect and conserve the natural environment promoting fair trade as the standard in commercial exchanges
Handcrafted 4-inch Soapstone Love Cats Sculpture in Brick - Smolart
Handcrafted 4-inch Soapstone Love Cats S... $48.30
Handcarved in Kenya from a single piece of soapstone, this sculpture depicting two cats is 4 inches tall. Meet the Artisans Our Soapstone is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. The name, a shortened version of Small, Medium, and Large Artists, refers to the size of the soapstone products the artisans make, not their stature. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of the WFTO, and as such assures that the artisans are paid a fair price for their work. In addition, the organization support community development by contributing to projects that improve living conditions, education, and health of their members and the village at large. Soapstone is mined from great pits in the area surrounding Kiisi, Kenya. The mined soapstone is then delivered to carvers who carve sculptures from the natural stone for the wholesale market, the color of which ranges from cream, to pink, to brown, to yellow, to black, to a marbling of all of them. Once carved, the craftspeople smooth rough edges of the soapstone with sandpaper dipped in water and polish the piece to a high gloss or paint African motifs in brilliant colors with etched accents. All of the soapstone products we sell are completely handmade. The tools consist of household items from screwdrivers, hand drills, to switchblades. "Pangas," sword-like tools usually used for cutting down vegetation, are used to cleave the stone in the mines. We deliver socially responsible products curated for you from over 20 countries. Be part of the solution.
Handcrafted 8-inch Soapstone Connected Hearts Sculpture in Black - Smolart
Handcrafted 8-inch Soapstone Connected H... $72.00
Handcarved from a single piece of soapstone, this sculpture features two intertwined hearts. It measures 8 inches tall. Meet the Artisans Our Soapstone is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. The name, a shortened version of Small, Medium, and Large Artists, refers to the size of the soapstone products the artisans make, not their stature. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of the WFTO, and as such assures that the artisans are paid a fair price for their work. In addition, the organization support community development by contributing to projects that improve living conditions, education, and health of their members and the village at large. Soapstone is mined from great pits in the area surrounding Kiisi, Kenya. The mined soapstone is then delivered to carvers who carve sculptures from the natural stone for the wholesale market, the color of which ranges from cream, to pink, to brown, to yellow, to black, to a marbling of all of them. Once carved, the craftspeople smooth rough edges of the soapstone with sandpaper dipped in water and polish the piece to a high gloss or paint African motifs in brilliant colors with etched accents. All of the soapstone products we sell are completely handmade. The tools consist of household items from screwdrivers, hand drills, to switchblades. "Pangas," sword-like tools usually used for cutting down vegetation, are used to cleave the stone in the mines. We deliver socially responsible products curated for you from over 20 countries. Be part of the solution.
Handcrafted Soapstone Lover's Heart Sculpture in Red - Smolart
Handcrafted Soapstone Lover's Heart Scul... $72.00
Handcarved from soapstone, this unique sculpture represents two lovers in the shape of a heart. Measures 8 inches tall. Meet the Artisans Our Soapstone is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. The name, a shortened version of Small, Medium, and Large Artists, refers to the size of the soapstone products the artisans make, not their stature. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of the WFTO, and as such assures that the artisans are paid a fair price for their work. In addition, the organization support community development by contributing to projects that improve living conditions, education, and health of their members and the village at large. Soapstone is mined from great pits in the area surrounding Kiisi, Kenya. The mined soapstone is then delivered to carvers who carve sculptures from the natural stone for the wholesale market, the color of which ranges from cream, to pink, to brown, to yellow, to black, to a marbling of all of them. Once carved, the craftspeople smooth rough edges of the soapstone with sandpaper dipped in water and polish the piece to a high gloss or paint African motifs in brilliant colors with etched accents. All of the soapstone products we sell are completely handmade. The tools consist of household items from screwdrivers, hand drills, to switchblades. "Pangas," sword-like tools usually used for cutting down vegetation, are used to cleave the stone in the mines. We deliver socially responsible products curated for you from over 20 countries. Be part of the solution.
Handcrafted Soapstone Lover's Heart Sculpture in White - Smolart
Handcrafted Soapstone Lover's Heart Scul... $72.00
Handcarved from soapstone, this unique sculpture represents two lovers in the shape of a heart. Measures 8 inches tall. Meet the Artisans Our Soapstone is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. The name, a shortened version of Small, Medium, and Large Artists, refers to the size of the soapstone products the artisans make, not their stature. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of the WFTO, and as such assures that the artisans are paid a fair price for their work. In addition, the organization support community development by contributing to projects that improve living conditions, education, and health of their members and the village at large. Soapstone is mined from great pits in the area surrounding Kiisi, Kenya. The mined soapstone is then delivered to carvers who carve sculptures from the natural stone for the wholesale market, the color of which ranges from cream, to pink, to brown, to yellow, to black, to a marbling of all of them. Once carved, the craftspeople smooth rough edges of the soapstone with sandpaper dipped in water and polish the piece to a high gloss or paint African motifs in brilliant colors with etched accents. All of the soapstone products we sell are completely handmade. The tools consist of household items from screwdrivers, hand drills, to switchblades. "Pangas," sword-like tools usually used for cutting down vegetation, are used to cleave the stone in the mines. We deliver socially responsible products curated for you from over 20 countries. Be part of the solution.
Lovers Knot 10 inch Black
Lovers Knot 10 inch Black $90.00
Handcarved from soapstone, these sculptures feature a representation of two lovers. The piece is carved from one piece of soapstone.Please allow for variations.
Lovers Knot 6 inch Black
Lovers Knot 6 inch Black $72.00
Handcarved from soapstone, these sculptures feature a representation of two lovers. The piece is carved from one piece of soapstone.Please allow for variations.
Natural 10
Natural 10" Soapstone Family Sculpture -... $81.00
African Soapstone is among the most beautiful in the world. Mined by hand from surface mines large stones are pulled by a team of workers, cleaved into smaller pieces, and worked into stunning art and functional objects. This sculpture depicts a stylized family of 2 parents and 3 children. The soapstone is natural. Please allow for color variation from cream to pink to gray in any single piece. Approximately 10 inches tall by 5 inches wide. Meet the Artisans Our Soapstone is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. The name, a shortened version of Small, Medium, and Large Artists refers to the size of the soapstone products the artisans make, not their stature. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of the WFTO, and as such assures that the artisans are paid a fair price for their work. In addition, the organization support community development by contributing to projects that improve living conditions, education, and health of their members and the village at large. Soapstone is mined from great pits in the area surrounding Kiisi, Kenya. The mined soapstone is then delivered to carvers who carve sculptures from the natural stone for the wholesale market, the color of which ranges from cream to pink, to brown, to yellow, to black, to a marbling of all of them. Once carved, the craftspeople smooth rough edges of the soapstone with sandpaper dipped in water and polish the piece to a high gloss or paint African motifs in brilliant colors with etched accents. All of the soapstone products we sell are completely handmade. The tools consist of household items from screwdrivers, hand drills, to switchblades. "Pangas," sword-like tools usually used for cutting down vegetation, are used to cleave the stone in the mines. We deliver socially responsible products curated for you from over 20 countries. Be part of the solution.
Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 1 Child - Smolart
Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sc... $81.00
African Soapstone is among the most beautiful in the world. Mined by hand from surface mines large stones are pulled by a team of workers, cleaved into smaller pieces and worked into stunning art and functional objects. This sculpture depicts a stylized family of 2 parents and 1 child. The soapstone is natural. Please allow for color variation from cream to pink to gray in any single piece. Approximately 10 inches tall by 5 inches wide. Meet the Artisans Our Soapstone is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. The name, a shortened version of Small, Medium, and Large Artists, refers to the size of the soapstone products the artisans make, not their stature. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of the WFTO, and as such assures that the artisans are paid a fair price for their work. In addition, the organization support community development by contributing to projects that improve living conditions, education, and health of their members and the village at large. Soapstone is mined from great pits in the area surrounding Kiisi, Kenya. The mined soapstone is then delivered to carvers who carve sculptures from the natural stone for the wholesale market, the color of which ranges from cream, to pink, to brown, to yellow, to black, to a marbling of all of them. Once carved, the craftspeople smooth rough edges of the soapstone with sandpaper dipped in water and polish the piece to a high gloss or paint African motifs in brilliant colors with etched accents. All of the soapstone products we sell are completely handmade. The tools consist of household items from screwdrivers, hand drills, to switchblades. "Pangas," sword-like tools usually used for cutting down vegetation, are used to cleave the stone in the mines. We deliver socially responsible products curated for you from over 20 countries. Be part of the solution.
Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 2 Children - Smolart
Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sc... $81.00
African Soapstone is among the most beautiful in the world. Mined by hand from surface mines large stones are pulled by a team of workers, cleaved into smaller pieces and worked into stunning art and functional objects. This sculpture depicts a stylized family of 2 parents and 2 children. The soapstone is natural. Please allow for color variation from cream to pink to gray in any single piece. Approximately 10 inches tall by 5 inches wide. Meet the Artisans Our Soapstone is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. The name, a shortened version of Small, Medium, and Large Artists, refers to the size of the soapstone products the artisans make, not their stature. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of the WFTO, and as such assures that the artisans are paid a fair price for their work. In addition, the organization support community development by contributing to projects that improve living conditions, education, and health of their members and the village at large. Soapstone is mined from great pits in the area surrounding Kiisi, Kenya. The mined soapstone is then delivered to carvers who carve sculptures from the natural stone for the wholesale market, the color of which ranges from cream, to pink, to brown, to yellow, to black, to a marbling of all of them. Once carved, the craftspeople smooth rough edges of the soapstone with sandpaper dipped in water and polish the piece to a high gloss or paint African motifs in brilliant colors with etched accents. All of the soapstone products we sell are completely handmade. The tools consist of household items from screwdrivers, hand drills, to switchblades. "Pangas," sword-like tools usually used for cutting down vegetation, are used to cleave the stone in the mines. We deliver socially responsible products curated for you from over 20 countries. Be part of the solution.
Natural 8-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 1 Child - Smolart
Natural 8-inch Tall Soapstone Family Scu... $72.00
African Soapstone is among the most beautiful in the world. Mined by hand from surface mines large stones are pulled by a team of workers, cleaved into smaller pieces and worked into stunning art and functional objects. This sculpture depicts a stylized family. The soapstone is natural. Please allow for color variation from cream to pink to gray in any single piece. Dimensions: 8 inches tall by 4 inches wide and 3 inches in diameter. Meet the Artisans Our Soapstone is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. The name, a shortened version of Small, Medium, and Large Artists, refers to the size of the soapstone products the artisans make, not their stature. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of the WFTO, and as such assures that the artisans are paid a fair price for their work. In addition, the organization support community development by contributing to projects that improve living conditions, education, and health of their members and the village at large. Soapstone is mined from great pits in the area surrounding Kiisi, Kenya. The mined soapstone is then delivered to carvers who carve sculptures from the natural stone for the wholesale market, the color of which ranges from cream, to pink, to brown, to yellow, to black, to a marbling of all of them. Once carved, the craftspeople smooth rough edges of the soapstone with sandpaper dipped in water and polish the piece to a high gloss or paint African motifs in brilliant colors with etched accents. All of the soapstone products we sell are completely handmade. The tools consist of household items from screwdrivers, hand drills, to switchblades. "Pangas," sword-like tools usually used for cutting down vegetation, are used to cleave the stone in the mines. We deliver socially responsible products curated for you from over 20 countries. Be part of the solution.
Natural 8-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 2 Children - Smolart
Natural 8-inch Tall Soapstone Family Scu... $72.00
African Soapstone is among the most beautiful in the world. Mined by hand from surface mines large stones are pulled by a team of workers, cleaved into smaller pieces and worked into stunning art and functional objects. This sculpture depicts a stylized family of 2 parents and 2 children. The soapstone is natural. Please allow for color variation from cream to pink to gray in any single piece. Dimensions: 8 inches tall by 4 inches wide and 3 inches in diameter. Meet the Artisans Our Soapstone is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. The name, a shortened version of Small, Medium, and Large Artists, refers to the size of the soapstone products the artisans make, not their stature. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of the WFTO, and as such assures that the artisans are paid a fair price for their work. In addition, the organization support community development by contributing to projects that improve living conditions, education, and health of their members and the village at large. Soapstone is mined from great pits in the area surrounding Kiisi, Kenya. The mined soapstone is then delivered to carvers who carve sculptures from the natural stone for the wholesale market, the color of which ranges from cream, to pink, to brown, to yellow, to black, to a marbling of all of them. Once carved, the craftspeople smooth rough edges of the soapstone with sandpaper dipped in water and polish the piece to a high gloss or paint African motifs in brilliant colors with etched accents. All of the soapstone products we sell are completely handmade. The tools consist of household items from screwdrivers, hand drills, to switchblades. "Pangas," sword-like tools usually used for cutting down vegetation, are used to cleave the stone in the mines. We deliver socially responsible products curated for you from over 20 countries. Be part of the solution.