Maasai Market Handmade African Kenya Kisii Soapstone Easter Eggs Giraffe A


Maasai Market Handmade African Kenya Kisii Soapstone Easter Eggs Giraffe A

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These are handmade soapstone eggs from Kenya. They are hand carvedinto the egg shape from raw soapstone by local men in Kisii which is in Western Kenya. They then smooth the surface and use mostly natural dyes from minerals, vegetables, berries, charcoal and roots before etching the differentdesigns. These eggs are beautiful, images don't do them justice, they will be perfect to add to your African Decor collection. This egg features a Giraffe, we have eggs that have other AfricanWildlife.Be sure to check our listings. The stand is not included. Since they are handmade,no two eggs look exactly alike.

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 hand held 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.

tall, 2" in diameter

Material: Soapstone

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