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Natural Soapstone Family Sculpture – 2 Parents, 3 Children
African Soapstone is among the most beautiful in the world. Mined by hand from surface mines large stones are pulled by a team of workers, cleaved into smaller pieces and worked into stunning art and functional objects. This sculpture depicts a stylized family. The soapstone is natural. Please allow for color variation from cream to pink to gray in any single piece. Dimensions: 8 inches tall by 4 inches wide and 3 inches in diameter.
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Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, the outstretched arms of parents and children hold onto one another in love and connectivity. These beautiful soapstone sculptures personify the timeless strength of the family bond.
- Features 2 Parents, 3 Children.
- Available in family configurations 3 to 6 people.
- Measures approximately 8-inches tall. Due to the handmade nature, actual size may vary by up to an inch.
- A natural stone, color variations will range from cream to pink to gold to gray in any single piece.
- Soapstone is a soft stone, making it easy to carve into many forms. Handle with care to avoid breakage.
- Each piece has gone through multiple stages of sanding and waxing, giving the soapstone a satiny finish.
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Story Behind the Art:
Each sculpture is artfully hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone, found only in the hills of southwestern Kenya. Mining the soapstone from surface hills is a labor-intensive process, using little to no machinery. Laborers works with shovels, picks, axes and machetes to carve out large soapstone chucks, which are then carved into beautiful art.
|Dimensions||20 × 20 × 60 in|
Indoor & Outdoor