Soapstone Vase

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Soapstone Vase

75.00

Made from Kisii Soap Stone.

This elegant soapstone vase will look fabulous among the rest of your decor. No two vases are alike, with each being handcrafted in Kenya from natural stone. We love the delicate blending of hand painted organic colors in each piece, and envision them filled with all kinds of flowers in your home, office or hotel room or just displayed as décor!

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While the stone was primarily used for domestic purposes such as basketry and pottery, it is now used to make handmade carvings for export. The Kisii people originally used soapstone to carve pots to carry fat, which was later massaged into the skin for protection against the sun and other elements. For many families, these soapstone carvings are their primary source of income as they sell their work in malls, galleries, markets and shops across Kenya.