Natural Soapstone 8-inch Lover's Embrace Sculpture - Smolart
Hand carved from soapstone, these sculptures feature a representation of two lovers in circle. The piece is carved from one piece of soapstone and is about 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.
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Returns - The Village Country Store
There is a 15% Restocking Fee on all orders! This is the manufacturers policy upon which we must all abide. No exceptions.
Our policy lasts 14 days. Within 14 days of purchase you can return your goods, no questions asked. If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
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I purchased this statue for my son and DIL's anniversary. They have twins and one is a bit bigger than the other so this was perfect! The statue promptly arrived, well wrapped, and it is just gorgeous. They were thrilled with it and felt it was very classy and beautiful. The other comments about the coloring - I just don't get. This is a natural stone so of course there are variations - it's not manmade! This one has little flecks of color in it which I feel added to its uniqueness and value. Honestly I'm shocked at the low price and really happy with my purchase.
Hi Carol! Thank you for your wonderful and thoughtful review of our soapstone statues! They are all unique, with slight variations as they are handcrafted by our artisans. Thank you for explaining why these (Soapstone Sculptures) may be different than what is pictured - due to the very nature of soapstone and the inherent characteristics of handcrafted products. I am so happy you are delighted with your purchase. And your honest and thoughtful review helps others when deciding upon their purchases! Thank you! ...and thank you too for being a part of the fair trade movement. I hope to see you again! Thank you! - Michele/Shopkeeper
I ordered a soapstone sculpture as a gift and it's beautiful! The 10" sculpture arrived safely and very securely packaged and it also arrived faster than I had anticipated.
I will definitely be ordering more gifts from The Village Country Store!
So I absolutely love the shape/style of this sculpture, it is exactly what I was looking for as a representation of our larger family of 6. It’s so hard to find anything in decor for 6, most often 4 or 5... and this was the perfect for Father’s Day! Except, it came so much in yellow tones that I have no idea where to place it. The sculpture is amazing But the color is so hard to work with; I am still trying to figure it out though.
Hi Rebecca Scarola! Thank you so much for your Four Star ***** review of our soapstone sculptures!!! Such work, love and hand-craftsmanship go into each piece. A lovely sculpture representing a family of six has to be a hard to find gift. I'm thrilled we had it for you. I hope you can find a place where it can fit into your decor with its yellow tones. When it finds its nesting place, I hope you send us a picture! Thank you Rebecca! We hope to see you again soon! - Michele Adams/Shopkeeper
I was very pleased with my shipment. The quality and craftsmanship were superb, and the package arrived safely and securely.