Soapstone Lovers Heart Black - 6 Inch

Soapstone Lovers Heart Black - 6 Inch

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Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, this sculpture depicts the sweet love of a couple holding hands, their bodies forming a heart. 

Product Features:


  • Measures approximately 6-inches tall. 

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

  • Hand-painted a lustrous black finish to match any decor. 

  • 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. ​