Soapstone Hippo Bowl, 5 inch - Green

$23.98

Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, these soapstone hippo bowls make a great trinket dish to brighten up your nightstand, dresser, coffe table or office desk!  


  • Measures approximately 5-inches from head to tail. /li>

  • Hand-painted.

  • Soapstone is a soft, natural mineral from the earth, 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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