Fair Trade Tall Blue Stripe Soapstone Candlesticks

$54.00

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. While the stone was primarily used for domestic purposes such as basketry and pottery, it is now used to make handmade carvings.

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 Blue Platter and Blue Vase.

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Materials: Kisii soapstone (steatite), nontoxic paints

Size: 11″ x 2 3/4″ diam (base)

Fair Trade