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Hand-Carved Tall Round Soapstone Candle Holder

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Hand-carved by African artisans from a solid piece of natural Soapstone, this candle holder is a work of art! Finding design inspiration in the magnificence of the landscape, craftsman use traditional techniques to create these hand-carved soapstone candle holders.The soapstone rock is ideal for carving as it gets its softness from the mineral talc and is commonly believed to have a soothing, balancing effect while creating a positive, calming energy. Place several together to create a truly unique statement.

  • Holds 1 candle.
  • Use caution: Surface may become warm or hot during use; place on a protected surface. Keep away from children and pets. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Soapstone is a soft stone, making it ideal for carving into many forms. Use care when handling 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