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Mother and Baby Elephant Ornament

Simple minimalist, this mother and baby elephant ornament will melt your heart on sight

Expertly carved by skilled Kenyan artisans, the baby elephant can be placed alongside or behind its mum, or shyly under her belly

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

Did you know…?

No mechanisation is applied to the mining or carving of soapstone – it is all done entirely by hand. Quarries are back-filled and after 5-10 years the soapstone begins to reform, making this a wonderfully sustainable product.

Size: 

  • Mother Approx: 5cm × 15cm × 11.5cm
  • Baby Approx: 3cm × 6cm × 5.5cm

Material: Soapstone

Origin: Kenya

Credentials: Fair trade, ethical

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

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

Postage

Postage starts at £3.99 for second class delivery via Royal Mail
1st class and next day options will also be available at checkout.

(Greeting cards are sent 1st class at £1.80)

All items will be posted the day after receiving payment, other than orders received on Sat/Sun or Bank Holiday, which will be posted the next available working day.
Our full Delivery and returns details can be found here - https://nearandfair.co.uk/delivery-and-returns/

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