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Small Soapstone Cat Key Rings

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These animal key rings are approximately 1.5 inches plus the chain and have a decoration on the sides.

  • Sold individually.
  • Handpainted and decorated.
  • Soapstone is a soft stone, making it ideal for carving into many forms.
  • Each piece has gone through multiple stages of sanding and waxing, giving the soapstone a satiny finish.

 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