Hand carved from soapstone in Kenya, this hippo is 3 inches tall, by 4 inches long, by 2 inches wide, and is hand painted with a blue abstract design. Please allow for slight variations due to the handmade nature of the piece.
Meet the Artisans
Our Soapstone is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. The name, a shortened version of Small, Medium, and Large Artists, refers to the size of the soapstone products the artisans make, not their stature. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of the WFTO, and as such assures that the artisans are paid a fair price for their work. In addition, the organization support community development by contributing to projects that improve living conditions, education, and health of their members and the village at large.
Made from steel drums by Haitian craftspeople in the section of Port-au-Prince, Haiti called Croix des Bouquets, this sun is three dimensional with a diameter of 10 inches. It has the natural patina that is prevalent in used oil drums rather than sheet metal. It...
This 11-inch nativity in the stars is handmade in Haiti from scrap steel drums and hand painted. This piece is 11 inches in diameter. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital...
Hand-cut and embossed from steel drums by Haitian artisans, this hand painted angel is 12 inches tall, making a great decorative piece. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince,...
Depicting a Tree of Life, this piece is handcrafted from steel drums in Haiti. It is 14 inches in diameter and suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art...