Small Kisii Stone Hearts

JAHS


SKU: JAHS


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Lime Love Small Heart
JAHSLL
$5.00

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Lime Plain Small Heart
JAHSL
$5.00

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Natural Small Heart
JAHSN
$5.00

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Orange Flower Small Heart
JAHSOF
$5.00

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Orange Plain Small Heart
JAHSO
$5.00

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Orange Spiral Small Heart
JAHSOS
$5.00

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Pink Flower Small Heart
JAHSPF
$5.00

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Pink Hearts Small Heart
JAHSPH
$5.00

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Pink Spiral Small Heart
JAHSPS
$5.00

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Purple Plain Small Heart
JAHSPU
$5.00

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Purple Spiral Small Heart
JAHSPUS
$5.00

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Red Love Small Heart
JAHSRL
$5.00

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Red Small Heart
JAHSR
$5.00

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Red Spiral Small Heart
JAHSRS
$5.00

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Turquoise Bubbles Small Heart
JAHSTB
$5.00

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Turquoise Heart Small Heart
JAHSTH
$5.00

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Turquoise Spiral Small Heart
JAHSTS
$5.00

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Kisii Stone, also called "Soap Stone", is mined using shovels,crowbars, wedges, and hammers, in and around the village of Tabaka in south western Kenya. The term kisii is taken from the regional capital of Kisii, which is also the local language spoken by the Gussi tribe, who are the main inhabitants.

Each piece of stone is carved using hand tools such as machetes, saws, adzes, and knives. After carving, the pieces are sanded and then dyed before the designers take over and paint or carve patterns into the stone.
The last process is polishing which is done with floor or shoe polish, and shredded sisal rope.

The sales of these carvings bring valuable employment to the area where most households are involved in some form of the production process.
 

For more info click on "Our Artisans"

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