Purple Tree of Life Bowl
Discover the elegance of our purple Tree of Life Bowl, a true work of art that combines craftsmanship, beauty, and a touch of Kenya’s cultural heritage. Measuring a charming 10cm diameter, this small round soapstone bowl is more than just a practical addition to your home; it’s a symbol of meaningful craftsmanship and fair trade.
Crafted from Kenyan soapstone, each of these bowls is a testament to the skill and dedication of our highly talented artisans. The soapstone’s deep purple hue adds a regal touch to any space, making it an eye-catching décor piece that transcends functionality.
What truly sets these bowls apart is the exquisite Tree of Life design meticulously hand-carved onto the surface. The Tree of Life, a universal symbol of interconnectedness and growth, brings a sense of harmony and vitality to your surroundings. It’s a reminder of our connection to nature and the beauty of fair trade, as these bowls are crafted with care and respect for the artisans who create them.
Not only are these bowls visually stunning, but they also carry a deeper significance. They serve as a representation of your support for fair trade practices, ensuring that the talented artisans behind each piece are treated with fairness and dignity.
Whether you use it to display trinkets, serve snacks, or simply as a captivating decorative piece, our Tree of Life Soapstone Bowl is a testament to artistry, ethics, and the natural world. Bring a touch of Kenya’s rich heritage and craftsmanship into your home with this exquisite creation.
What is Soapstone?
Also known as soap rock or steatite, soapstone is the name given to rocks that contain a high amount of talc. 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 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.
The mining of soapstone is all done entirely by hand – no mechanisation is applied. Quarries are back-filled and after 5-10 years the soapstone begins to reform, making this a wonderfully sustainable product.
Believed to have calming properties, it is thought that soapstone 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 so the one you receive could differ slightly from the pictures shown.