Rainbow Heart Soapstone Tea Light Holder
Bright hand-painted rainbow colour tea light holder. Hand-made from Kenyan soapstone by highly skilled artisans, they each feature a carved pattern.
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.
The design you receive may differ slightly from pictures due to the handmade nature of these products
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: Approx. 8 x 8cm, 2.7cm deep
Ethics: Hand carved, fair trade
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SAFETY NOTICE: Store and use out of the reach of children and animals. Use away from flammable items. Burn in an open or well ventilated area. Allow wax to reset before moving or disposing. Burn the candle to 2cm of the base only. Never leave burning candles unattended.