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Cat and Mouse Ornament: Grey Soapstone, 2-Piece Set, Fair Trade

£9.99 Incl. VAT

Cat and Mouse Ornament

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

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Cat and Mouse Ornament

Hand carved from soapstone, this adorable cat and mouse ornament is both simple and beautiful

The serene cat is seated, looking down at an inquisitive mouse who has its nose turned up towards the cat’s face

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


  • Cat 14 x 4 x 4cm
  • Mouse 4.5 x 2 x 2.5cm

Material: Soapstone

Origin: Kenya

Credentials: Fair trade, ethical

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)

Our usual opening hours are 9:30am-4pm, Monday to Saturday

Feel free to check before setting off. Additional hours, or any other changes are advertised on Facebook and Instagram.


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.
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