Soapstone is mined from great pits in the area surrounding Kisii 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 of the soapstone products we sell are completely handmade. The tools consist of household items from screwdrivers, hand drills, to switchblades. "Pangas," sword-like tools usually used for cutting down vegetation, are used to cleave the stone in the mines.

Hand Carved Soapstone Animal Chess Set - 15" Board Handmade and Fair Trade
Hand Carved Soapstone Animal Chess Set - 15" Board - Smolart $ 79.99
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Hand Carved Soapstone Maasai Chess Set - 14" Board Handmade and Fair Trade
Hand Carved Soapstone Maasai Chess Set - 14" Board - Smolart $ 79.99
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Handcrafted 5-inch Soapstone Angel Sculpture in Blue Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted 5-inch Soapstone Angel Sculpture in Blue - Smolart $ 17.49
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Handcrafted 5-inch Soapstone Angel Sculpture in Orange Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted 5-inch Soapstone Angel Sculpture in Orange - Smolart $ 17.49
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Handcrafted 5-inch Soapstone Angel Sculpture in Pink Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted 5-inch Soapstone Angel Sculpture in Pink - Smolart $ 17.49
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Handcrafted 5-inch Soapstone Angel Sculpture in Red Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted 5-inch Soapstone Angel Sculpture in Red - Smolart $ 17.49
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Handcrafted 5-inch Soapstone Sitting Cat Sculpture in Dark Blue Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted 5-inch Soapstone Sitting Cat Sculpture in Dark Blue - Smolart $ 17.49
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Handcrafted 5-inch Soapstone Sitting Cat Sculpture in Orange Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted 5-inch Soapstone Sitting Cat Sculpture in Orange - Smolart $ 17.49
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Handcrafted 5-inch Soapstone Sitting Cat Sculpture in Yellow Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted 5-inch Soapstone Sitting Cat Sculpture in Yellow - Smolart $ 17.49
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Handcrafted 8-inch Soapstone Connected Hearts Sculpture in Black Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted 8-inch Soapstone Connected Hearts Sculpture in Black - Smolart $ 29.95
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Handcrafted 8-inch Soapstone Connected Hearts Sculpture in Red Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted 8-inch Soapstone Connected Hearts Sculpture in Red - Smolart $ 29.95
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Handcrafted 8-inch Soapstone Connected Hearts Sculpture in White Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted 8-inch Soapstone Connected Hearts Sculpture in White - Smolart $ 29.95
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Handcrafted Blue Soapstone Hippo Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted Blue Soapstone Hippo - Smolart $ 22.95
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Handcrafted Large Giraffe Soapstone Sculpture in Black Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted Large Giraffe Soapstone Sculpture in Black - Smolart $ 29.95
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Handcrafted Large Giraffe Soapstone Sculpture in Orange Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted Large Giraffe Soapstone Sculpture in Orange - Smolart $ 29.95
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Handcrafted Large Giraffe Soapstone Sculpture in Red Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted Large Giraffe Soapstone Sculpture in Red - Smolart $ 29.95
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Handcrafted Mini Soapstone Funky Lion Sculpture in Blue Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted Mini Soapstone Funky Lion Sculpture in Blue - Smolart $ 14.95
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Handcrafted Mini Soapstone Funky Lion Sculpture in Lime Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted Mini Soapstone Funky Lion Sculpture in Lime - Smolart $ 14.95
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Handcrafted Mini Soapstone Funky Lion Sculpture in Purple Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted Mini Soapstone Funky Lion Sculpture in Purple - Smolart $ 14.95
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Handcrafted Red Soapstone Hippo Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted Red Soapstone Hippo - Smolart $ 22.95
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Handcrafted Soapstone Lover's Heart Sculpture in Black Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted Soapstone Lover's Heart Sculpture in Black - Smolart $ 29.95
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Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 1 Parent 2 Children Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 1 Parent 2 Children - Smolart $ 34.95
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Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 1 Child Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 1 Child - Smolart $ 34.95
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Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 2 Children Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 2 Children - Smolart $ 34.95
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Natural 8-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 1 Parent 2 Children Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural 8-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 1 Parent 2 Children - Smolart $ 29.99
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Natural 8-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 2 Children Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural 8-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 2 Children - Smolart $ 29.99
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Natural Soapstone 10-inch Lover's Embrace Sculpture Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural Soapstone 10-inch Lover's Embrace Sculpture - Smolart $ 29.95
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Natural Soapstone 10-inch Lover's Knot in Black Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural Soapstone 10-inch Lover's Knot in Black - Smolart $ 29.95
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Natural Soapstone 6-inch Lover's Embrace Sculpture Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural Soapstone 6-inch Lover's Embrace Sculpture - Smolart $ 19.95
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Natural Soapstone 6-inch Lover's Knot Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural Soapstone 6-inch Lover's Knot - Smolart $ 19.95
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Natural Soapstone 6-inch Lover's Knot in Black Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural Soapstone 6-inch Lover's Knot in Black - Smolart $ 19.95
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Natural Soapstone 6-inch Nativity Set Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural Soapstone 6-inch Nativity Set - Smolart $ 29.95
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Natural Soapstone 8-inch Lover's Embrace Sculpture Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural Soapstone 8-inch Lover's Embrace Sculpture - Smolart $ 24.95
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Natural Soapstone 8-inch Lover's Knot Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural Soapstone 8-inch Lover's Knot - Smolart $ 24.95
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Natural Soapstone 8-inch Lover's Knot in Black Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural Soapstone 8-inch Lover's Knot in Black - Smolart $ 24.95
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Natural Soapstone Circle of Friends Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural Soapstone Circle of Friends - Smolart $ 19.95
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