Hand-carved Kisii Stone heart

(1 customer review)


Discover the allure of Kisii Stone, affectionately known as “Soap Stone,” hailing from the vibrant village of Tabaka in southwestern Kenya. Mined with traditional tools like shovels, crowbars, wedges, and hammers, the term “kisii” derives its name from the regional capital, Kisii, also representing the language spoken by the Gussi tribe, the primary inhabitants of the area.

Colour: Red
Size: 5cm

50% profit from this sale is donated to The Fig Tree Children

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Crafted with precision, each stone undergoes a meticulous carving process using hand tools such as machetes, saws, adzes, and knives. Following carving, the pieces are delicately sanded and dyed, setting the stage for skilled designers to paint or carve intricate patterns into the stone.

The final touch involves a polishing process using floor or shoe polish and shredded sisal rope, resulting in a captivating finish. Beyond the aesthetic appeal, the sales of these unique carvings play a pivotal role in providing meaningful employment to the community. With the majority of households actively participating in various stages of the production process, your purchase not only celebrates the beauty of Kisii Stone but also contributes to the socio-economic well-being of this vibrant region.

Patterns vary slightly as each has been hand-crafted.

Additional information

Weight 50 g
Dimensions 9 × 8 × 1.5 cm

None, Hearts, Flowers, Stars, Spirals, Waves, Circles, Anemone

1 review for Hand-carved Kisii Stone heart

  1. Noeleen

    These hearts are beautiful, and more impressive in real life than the photos. Great quality and a lovely, quality gift. I had left my gift buying to the last moment and Jane managed to get my items to me in time.

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