Compass Soapstone Sculpture, Natural Stone
Compass Soapstone Sculpture, Natural Stone
Compass Soapstone Sculpture, Natural Stone
Compass Soapstone Sculpture, Natural Stone
Compass Soapstone Sculpture, Natural Stone
Compass Soapstone Sculpture, Natural Stone
Compass Soapstone Sculpture, Natural Stone
Compass Soapstone Sculpture, Natural Stone
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Compass Soapstone Sculpture, Natural Stone

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Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, this natural stone compass is a beautiful decor item and can be used for many things from a paperweight, to desk decor, or token to remind one of the path they are on.  Great gift for men!  

Product Features:

  • Measures approximately 2.5-inches in diameter by 1.25-inch thick.

  • Due to the hand-carved nature, each piece may vary in size by up to a half an inch.

  • Made from a natural stone, colors can vary from cream to pink to gold to grey in any single piece. 

  • 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. ​