Fair Trade Soapstone One World Tealight Candleholders

$36.00

Our little lidded green bowl with black and white swirl design is vibrant with a bit of whimsy: The handle is in the shape of an elephant, for a bit of good luck. Great for keeping sugar, tea, or other dry essentials handy, our storage bowls make great honey dishes and Seder serving pieces as well.

Handcrafted and hand painted by Kenyan women out of Kisii soapstone, named after the Kisii tribe of the Tabaka Hills in western Kenya—the only place it is found in the region. The soapstone is a metamorphic rock that consists of the mineral talc. Also commonly referred to as steatite, it is known for being soft and easy to work with; it may dent as part of the natural process but does not generally chip or crack. Soapstone is recognized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a suitable surface material for contact with food.

Harkiss Designs is a member of the Fair Trade Federation. For many families, these soapstone carvings are their primary source of income; by purchasing fair trade you are helping the artisans lift themselves, their families and their communities out of poverty, and educate and feed themselves and their children.

As each piece is hand carved and hand painted, no two are exactly alike. Yours may appear different from the photo shown, but will be consistent with the theme of the design.

Coordinates with candlesticks, platters and vases.

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Materials: Kisii soapstone (steatite), nontoxic paints

Size: bowl 3″ diam x 1 3/4″ deep; with lid 3 1/2″ tall

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