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Soapstone Angel

Crafted from exquisite soapstone, this angelic ornament brings a touch of serenity and elegance to any space. Delicately carved, the angel is captured in a moment of prayer, with hands clasped together in a gesture of timeless beauty. The graceful wings form a beautiful heart shape, symbolizing love and divine grace.

The soapstone used in this creation remains in its natural, undyed state, allowing the inherent beauty of the material to shine through. The smooth and cool texture of the soapstone adds to the tactile pleasure of this piece, making it a sensory delight as well as a visual one.

Whether placed on a mantelpiece, a side table, or as a centrepiece for contemplation, this Soapstone Angel is more than a mere ornament; it’s a tranquil reminder of the spiritual and aesthetic dimensions of life. Embrace the simple sophistication of this artful creation, where each curve and contour tells a story of craftsmanship and devotion.

About Soapstone

The majority of the world’s soapstone originates from Kisii in the western highlands of Kenya, making it the home to the finest soapstone artisans and carvers. Soapstone is the term used for rocks that contain a high talc content and is also referred to as soap rock or steatite.

To prepare the soapstone for carving, it is soaked in water to soften it. Using a hammer and chisel, the basic shape is sculpted, and then colour is added. A smaller knife, known as a “kisu,” is subsequently employed for the detailed engraving or illustration work.

It is believed that soapstone possesses calming properties and can aid individuals in adapting to and coping with change. It is associated with the Root Chakra, the number 7, the zodiac sign Sagittarius, and the element Air.

These items are carved 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: 7 x 4 x 10cm

Material: Soapstone

Origin: Kenya

Credentials: Sustainable, fair trade (from a BAFTS-registered supplier), ethical

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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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