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Siesta / Gifts / Candles & Holders / Soapstone Tea Light Holder

KE129

£6.60

  • DESCRIPTION
    • This tall tea light holder has been hand carved and decorated with either a giraffe or zebra design. Kept as its natural colouring, this neutral tea light holder will suit any room setting. Note: tea lights are not included!

      Most of the worlds soapstone originates from Kisii in the western highlands of Kenya and so is home to the best soapstone artisans and carvers. The talc in soapstone is soft to touch, hence the name. Before starting work the stone must be immersed in water to make it even softer and therefore easier to work with. Using a hammer and chisel the main shape is carved out and colour then added. A smaller knife, known as a kisu, is then used for the engraved design or illustration.

      Approx: 9cm × 5cm × 5cm
      Origin: Kenya

      • Decorated with various animals designs
      • Natural colouring
      • Hand carved by skilled artisans
      • Fair Trade from Kenya
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