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Handcarved Soapstone Tic-Tac-Toe Game Set

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Hand-carved soapstone square with grid serves as the board for this tic-tac-toe game and comes with carved and polished Xs and Os to complete this elegant set. Crafted by African artisans using traditional techniques, this set will become a conversation piece during play or on display! 

Product Features:

  • Board measures approximately 10-inches by 10-inches and is approximately .25-inch high. 
  • A natural stone, color variations will range from cream to pink to gray to earthy gold in any single piece.
  • Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary slightly. 
  • 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

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