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Compass Soapstone Sculpture, Light Gray Stone

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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 a 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 that 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 works with shovels, picks, axes and machetes to carve out large soapstone chucks, which are then carved into beautiful art. ​

 


Meet the Maker: smolart
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... read more