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Fly Agaric Mushroom Ornament: 2 Sizes, Hand Carved, Fair Trade

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Fly Agaric Mushroom Ornament – 2 Sizes

  • Soapstone
  • Simple and beautiful
  • Hand carved in Kenya
  • Fair trade, ethical

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Fly Agaric Mushroom Ornament – 2 Sizes

Crafted by hand from Kenyan soapstone, this beautiful Fly Agaric mushroom ornament features the classic vibrant red cap with white spots. It serves well as a decorative piece or a practical paperweight.

Expertly carved by skilled artisans in Kenya.

Soapstone is the name given to rocks that contain a high amount of talc. It is also known as soap rock or steatite.

Most of the worlds soapstone originates from Kisii in the western highlands of Kenya and so is home to the best soapstone artisans and carvers.

Before starting work the stone must be immersed in water to make it softer and therefore easier to work with. Using a hammer and chisel the main shape is carved out and colour then added. A smaller knife, known as a kisu, is then used for the engraved design or illustration.

Soapstone is believed to have calming properties that can help a person adapt and cope with change.

It is associated with the Root Chakra, the number 7, the zodiac sign Sagittarius, and the element Air.

These items are carved and painted by hand so the one you receive could differ slightly from the pictures shown.

Size: Large – Approx: 6½cm high x 5cm ∅

            Small – TBC

Material: Soapstone

Origin: Kenya

Credentials: Fair trade, ethical, hand crafted

Read about our supplier’s fair trade and eco policies here

Near & Fair is registered with the British Association of Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers

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See our full range of gift ideas. All ethically sourced, of course!

You are welcome to visit our fair trade shop in Hull to view our full range of gifts, clothing and groceries

We are based in Trinity Market Arcade, Trinity House Lane, Hull, HU1 2JH. (We are nearest the Market Place/Lowgate entrance which is opposite Liberty Lane. The nearest carpark is King William House multi-storey)

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