Handcrafted Red Soapstone Hippo - Smolart
Hand carved from soapstone in Kenya, this hippo is 3 inches tall, by 4 inches long, by 2 inches wide, and is hand painted with a red abstract design. Please allow for slight variations due to the handmade nature of the piece.
Meet the Artisans
Our Soapstone is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. The name, a shortened version of Small, Medium, and Large Artists, refers to the size of the soapstone products the artisans make, not their stature. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of the WFTO, and as such assures that the artisans are paid a fair price for their work. In addition, the organization support community development by contributing to projects that improve living conditions, education, and health of their members and the village at large.
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