Hand carved from soapstone, this whimsical and funky little Purple lion (3 in.) will be excellent addition to your table decor, also makes a great gift!
Each piece is uniquely hand-painted! Designs and colors may vary slightly - the image is representative only.
Check out our entire Soapstone Sculpture Collection.
Our Soapstone collections of products are each individually hand-carved by the artists of SMOLArt - a group of artists from the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).
About Soapstone Mining: Soapstone is mined from great pits in the area surrounding Kiisi, Kenya. The mined soapstone is then delivered to carvers who carve sculptures from the natural stone for the wholesale market, the color of which ranges from cream, to pink, to brown, to yellow, to black, to a marbling of all of them. Once carved, the craftspeople smooth rough edges of the soapstone with sandpaper dipped in water and polish the piece to a high gloss or paint African motifs in brilliant colors with etched accents.
All our soapstone products are completely handmade with household tools like screwdrivers, hand drills, and switchblades. "Pangas," sword-like tools usually used for cutting down vegetation, are used to cleave the stone in the mines.
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