Maasai Market Handmade African Kenya Kisii Small Soapstone Carving Bowl Zebra For Sale
Maasai Market Handmade African Kenya Kisii Small Soapstone Carving Bowl Zebra
For sale is a small handcarved soapstone decorative bowl from Kenya/ East Africa. This particular bowl features a zebra. We have these bowl in different designs and colors with all of them featuring azebraso it would be hard listing each one. If you have any particular color or design that you prefer please let us know either before purchasing or when you make your payment. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Either way, you will love the bowl that you will get.Since this bowls are handmade, no two look exactly the same. Due to the kind of items we sell, we don't claim that they are perfect, that is why they are unique. We do have other soapstone bowls of other designs and sizes, be sure to check them out. We gladly combine ship. These bowls would be a perfect addition to your African collection
Most soapstone originates in the region of Kisii. Naturally occurring soapstone is a calcium carbonate, which is relatively soft stone. Over many generations the people of Kisii have learned to carve beautiful artifacts from the stone. Some are hand painted while others are left natural.
The soapstone must first be mined by hand in the local, open mines. Machinery is not used in this mining process and as a result, it can be a dangerous job--particularly in the rainy season. The stone is removed using handheld picks and the rocks are cut into smaller sizes using a saw. Then, the soapstone is carved using a hammer and a chisel. Sometimes a knife is employed at different stages of carving to produce a rough outline. The stone is then placed in water and sandpaper is used to smooth the chiseled stone. This is a long process as different grades of sandpaper are used until there are no chisel marks and the stone is completely smooth. Women often do the sanding. The stone is painted, often using a sponge to mix colors. Once the paint has dried, designs are hand-etched into the stone using a knife and a very steady hand--as no outline is drawn--revealing white soapstone underneath.
Measurements: Diameter is Approximately 3 1/2" long approximately 1" deep.
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the sale is over. However,if you are combine shipping, let us know once
you have all the sales you are offerding on completed and we will send
you an invoice reflecting the combined shipping cost. All payment must be
received within 7days of end of sale. Please only offer
if you intend to pay.
* Sales tax is collected for items being shipped to a Utah address (6.85%)
purchases will be shipped within 48 hrs of receiving payment.
We include shipping cost in all our sales. We do gladly combine ship if you
purchase more than one item from usif the sales end within a week.We package all
items wellfor shipping to make sure they get to you in good condition. Weuse padded
envelops, bubble wrap and otherpackaging materials in all ourpackages.We will also keep you updated
through the whole process including sending youan email with delivery
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If for any reason you are not happy with your
purchase, please contact us within 14 days of receiving the item. We will
then make arrangement for you to ship the item back and for us to refund
you. All items shippedback to us must be in the same condition they
were when we shipped them to you. We will refund the full offer amount you
paid for the item. We do not refund shipping
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