Compass Soapstone Sculpture, Dark Gray Stone

$71.98

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 base and a darker grey compass. Expect varied colors in grey as these are made from natural stone. 

  • 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. ​

 

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