Goddess Soapstone Tea Light Holder
A beautiful tealight holder in the shape of a goddess figurine. Hand carved from Kenyan soapstone, it has been left un-dyed so the natural texture of the stone shows.
CONDITION: NEW - Fairtrade
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.