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Soapstone Toadstool Ornament: 7cm high x 4½∅ | Fair Trade

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Soapstone Toadstool Ornament

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

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Soapstone Toadstool Ornament

In a choice of vibrant colour, these cute little toadstools have been hand crafted from Kenyan soapstone.

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.

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.

Colours: Purple, Red, or Turquoise

Size: 7cm high x 4½∅

Material: Soapstone

Origin: Kenya

Credentials: Fair trade, ethical, hand crafted

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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.
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