Zebra Soapstone Tea Light Holder

    £7.00Price
    • Zebra Soapstone Tea Light Holder

      This tall tea light holder has been hand carved and decorated with a Zebra design. Kept as its natural colouring, this neutral tea light holder will suit any room setting.

       

      SIZE: Approx: 9cm × 5cm × 5cm

       

      MATERIAL: Soapstone

       

      COLOUR: Cream

       

      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.