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Kenyan Soapstone Bowl-Elephant Spiral

Kenyan Soapstone Bowl-Elephant Spiral
Kenyan Soapstone Bowl-Elephant Spiral

This Soapstone Bowl featuring Elephant Spiral is fashioned from Kisii Stone.

 

With it's ochre yellow, bold blacks, white and a hint of washed purple poking through the outer etching, you will need to take care with the positioning of this if you care about room aesthetics in terms of colour coordination. Eggshell or deep blues work well as contrast, or of course pale or deep yellows. On the other hand this bowl is a unique and beautiful piece regardless of its surroundings.

 

Kisii Stone is a type of soapstone found only in the Kisii region of South Western Kenya. Soapstone is an ideal material for kitchen ware as it is structurally dense and moisture clings only to the surface of soapstone and is unable to force its way inside, even under pressure.

 

Soapstone, while soft (as stones go) is beautiful and tactile. The skill of the carvers and artisans is incredible especially when you see first hand the hand held tools used.

 
The Elephant Spiral Soapstone Bowl is crafted by Art Safi, a registered self-help group in Tabaka in Kisii, Kenya. With over 40 artisans employed they are significant in raising the standard of living for local people. They also actively promote the employment of women in the soapstone industry. 

 

Diameter approx: 10cm

 

Depth approx 1.5-2cm

 

Bear in mind each piece is unique. Colours, exact sizes and depths vary. Not by much, but there is no Ikea exactness. We consider that part of the charm. 

 

Zuri Design was started 17 years ago by Helen Scanlan, who worked in Kenya and Uganda as a volunteer over a number of years.  Helen saw the opportunity to alleviate poverty through the trade of handmade gifts and jewellery.

 

Once set up as a wholesaler, Zuri Design financed a start- up workshop in Kibera slum, employing and training former street boys. Since then, Zuri Design orders have created work for more than 200 men and women in Kenya and Uganda, within over 10 workshops.

 

Working so closely with people from slums in Kenya, means Helen has witnessed first-hand the hardship of living in poverty and the positive impact Zuri Design has within the communities, providing them with livelihoods so people can work their way out of the cycle of poverty.

 

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This Soapstone Bowl featuring Elephant Spiral is fashioned from Kisii Stone.

 

With it's ochre yellow, bold blacks, white and a hint of washed purple poking through the outer etching, you will need to take care with the positioning of this if you care about room aesthetics in terms of colour coordination. Eggshell or deep blues work well as contrast, or of course pale or deep yellows. On the other hand this bowl is a unique and beautiful piece regardless of its surroundings.

 

Kisii Stone is a type of soapstone found only in the Kisii region of South Western Kenya. Soapstone is an ideal material for kitchen ware as it is structurally dense and moisture clings only to the surface of soapstone and is unable to force its way inside, even under pressure.

 

Soapstone, while soft (as stones go) is beautiful and tactile. The skill of the carvers and artisans is incredible especially when you see first hand the hand held tools used.

 
The Elephant Spiral Soapstone Bowl is crafted by Art Safi, a registered self-help group in Tabaka in Kisii, Kenya. With over 40 artisans employed they are significant in raising the standard of living for local people. They also actively promote the employment of women in the soapstone industry. 

 

Diameter approx: 10cm

 

Depth approx 1.5-2cm

 

Bear in mind each piece is unique. Colours, exact sizes and depths vary. Not by much, but there is no Ikea exactness. We consider that part of the charm. 

 

Zuri Design was started 17 years ago by Helen Scanlan, who worked in Kenya and Uganda as a volunteer over a number of years.  Helen saw the opportunity to alleviate poverty through the trade of handmade gifts and jewellery.

 

Once set up as a wholesaler, Zuri Design financed a start- up workshop in Kibera slum, employing and training former street boys. Since then, Zuri Design orders have created work for more than 200 men and women in Kenya and Uganda, within over 10 workshops.

 

Working so closely with people from slums in Kenya, means Helen has witnessed first-hand the hardship of living in poverty and the positive impact Zuri Design has within the communities, providing them with livelihoods so people can work their way out of the cycle of poverty.

 

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