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Soapstone

SMOLart  - The Village Country Store

Smolart is a fair trade community based organization based in a small village of Tabaka Kisii county Kenya.  We (Smolart) work with 200 artisan who earn their living by the sale of their handcraft items made from Kisii soapstone a unique stone found only in this village of Tabaka.

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, 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.

 


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 Virgo (August 23 – September 22)Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, the soapstone hearts are brightly painted and feature the zodiac sign on one side and the zodiac name on the other.  A great giftable for a birthday or as keepsake reminder to share the love with your family and friends.   Measures approximately 2.25-inches...

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 Taurus (April 20 – May 20)Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, the soapstone hearts are brightly painted and feature the zodiac sign on one side and the zodiac name on the other.  A great giftable for a birthday or as keepsake reminder to share the love with your family and friends.   Measures approximately 2.25-inches...

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 Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, the soapstone hearts are brightly painted and feature the zodiac sign on one side and the zodiac name on the other.  A great giftable for a birthday or as keepsake reminder to share the love with your family and friends.   Measures approximately 2.25-inches...

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 Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, the soapstone hearts are brightly painted and feature the zodiac sign on one side and the zodiac name on the other.  A great giftable for a birthday or as keepsake reminder to share the love with your family and friends.   Measures approximately 2.25-inches...

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 Pisces (February 19 – March 20)Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, the soapstone hearts are brightly painted and feature the zodiac sign on one side and the zodiac name on the other.  A great giftable for a birthday or as keepsake reminder to share the love with your family and friends.   Measures approximately 2.25-inches...

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 Libra (September 23 – October 22)Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, the soapstone hearts are brightly painted and feature the zodiac sign on one side and the zodiac name on the other.  A great giftable for a birthday or as keepsake reminder to share the love with your family and friends.   Measures approximately 2.25-inches...

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Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, the soapstone hearts are brightly painted and feature the zodiac sign on one side and the zodiac name on the other.  A great giftable for a birthday or as keepsake reminder to share the love with your family and friends.   Measures approximately 2.25-inches and under 1 inch thick....

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Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, the soapstone hearts are brightly painted and feature the zodiac sign on one side and the zodiac name on the other.  A great giftable for a birthday or as keepsake reminder to share the love with your family and friends.   Measures approximately 2.25-inches...

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 Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, the soapstone hearts are brightly painted and feature the zodiac sign on one side and the zodiac name on the other.  A great giftable for a birthday or as keepsake reminder to share the love with your family and friends.   Measures approximately 2.25-inches...

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 Cancer (June 21 – July 22)Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, the soapstone hearts are brightly painted and feature the zodiac sign on one side and the zodiac name on the other.  A great giftable for a birthday or as keepsake reminder to share the love with your family and friends.   Measures approximately 2.25-inches...

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 Aries (March 21 – April 19)Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, the soapstone hearts are brightly painted and feature the zodiac sign on one side and the zodiac name on the other.  A great giftable for a birthday or as keepsake reminder to share the love with your family and friends.   Measures approximately 2.25-inches...

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Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, the soapstone hearts are brightly painted and feature the zodiac sign on one side and the zodiac name on the other.  A great giftable for a birthday or as keepsake reminder to share the love with your family and friends.   Measures approximately 2.25-inches...

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