Miniature Soapstone Hippo
This Kisii soapstone Hippo is handmade by the Gusii artisans in Kenya, East Africa. Kenya’s Kisii region contains vast deposits of steatite, known as soapstone and locally as Kissii stone. Gusii artisans specialize in the carving of the soft stone creating functional art collected around the world. The Gusii art is embellished with its own unique markings.
- Handmade in Kenya, East Africa
- Ethically & sustainably handcrafted
- Approximately 1.5" H x 1" W x 2.5" L
- Made from Kisii Stone also known as Soapstone.
Each carving is made by hand so there may be slight and subtle variations in size, color, or pattern. This is what makes it unique and a true piece of African art. The carvings are Fair Trade, and your purchase of these carvings will help provide a stable income and a good standard of living for the artists and their families. Each carving is individually made each unique with its own markings.