Hand Carved Soapstone Menorah
Hand Carved Soapstone Menorah
Hand Carved Soapstone Menorah
Kisii, Kenya

Hand Carved Soapstone Menorah

Regular price $ 90.00 Free shipping


Each sculpture is artfully hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone, found in the hills of southwestern Kenya. Mining the soapstone from surface hills is a labor-intensive process, using little to no machinery. Artisans follow traditional methods passed down through the ages, working with shovels, picks, axes and machetes to carve out large soapstone chunks, which are then carved using small hand tools into beautiful artwork!  

Please read this quote below, from Bonface Okeyo, director of Tabaka Chigware Youths Self Help Group, one of our newest artisan partner groups who we began partnering with during the pandemic.  Each purchase you make provides more safe, living wage work for this wonderful community, in high need through this time of global crisis and recovery. 


"Tabaka area people depends on soapstone handcrafts production to get their daily meal but due to outbreak of corona virus worldwide.some of have us we do not have anyway on how we can get our foods since there is no order coming in that easy.


Measures 12 in. x 2.5 in. x 6 in. Due to the hand-carved nature, exact size may vary. Weighs approximately 15 lbs. Natural color stone. Colors may range from cream to grey to earthy gold in any single piece. Soapstone is a soft stone, making it ideal for carving into many forms. Use care when handling to avoid breakage.
  • Gorgeous natural stone, with colors ranging from cream to grey to earthy gold
  • Approximately 12 in. x 2.5 in. x 6 in, 15lbs.
  • Due to the hand-carved nature, exact size and natural coloration may vary.  Enjoy the surprise!
  • An elegant way to illuminate each night of Hanukkah

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