These are substantial sculptures in heft and size to make a big impact, much larger than any other soapstone animal in the collection. Each piece weight 5 or more pounds!
Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, these artful elephant statues add a splash of whimsy to any space! Great as a decor piece or a bookend and is versatile; great decor in nursery, kids room, living space, bedroom or office.
- Measures approximately 7 inches in length and 4.5 inches tall.
- 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.
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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.