A delightful little soapstone pebble in various colours with little messages hand carved into their surface. They are fairly weighty so could make a good little paperweight
Dimensions: W5 x H2.5 x D5cm
These stones are fairly traded from Kenya. Many of the people in the Kisii area are very poor and live off subsistence agriculture so soapstone production is a much needed supplementary income. Soapstone is a naturally occurring stone which is hand carved and then sanded in water to produce a wonderfully smooth finish. The stone is then painted before the final design is hand etched.