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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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 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 Soapstone Lover's Heart Sculpture in Red Handmade and Fair Trade
Handcrafted Soapstone Lover's Heart Sculpture in Red - 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 3 Children Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 3 Children - Smolart $ 34.95
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Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 4 Children Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural 10-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 4 Children - Smolart $ 34.95
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Natural 8-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 1 Child Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural 8-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 1 Child - Smolart $ 29.99
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Natural 8-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 4 Children Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural 8-inch Tall Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents 4 Children - Smolart $ 29.99
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Natural Soapstone 10-inch Lover's Knot Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural Soapstone 10-inch Lover's Knot - 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 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 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 Family Sculpture - 2 Parents, 3 Children Handmade and Fair Trade
Natural Soapstone Family Sculpture - 2 Parents, 3 Children - Smolart $ 29.99
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Set of 3 Mini Handcrafted Soapstone Cats Handmade and Fair Trade
Set of 3 Mini Handcrafted Soapstone Cats - Smolart $ 19.95
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Set of 3 Mini Handcrafted Soapstone Elephants Handmade and Fair Trade
Set of 3 Mini Handcrafted Soapstone Elephants - Smolart $ 19.95
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Set of 3 Mini Handcrafted Soapstone Hippos Handmade and Fair Trade
Set of 3 Mini Handcrafted Soapstone Hippos - Smolart $ 19.95
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Set of 3 Mini Handcrafted Soapstone Rhino Handmade and Fair Trade
Set of 3 Mini Handcrafted Soapstone Rhino - Smolart $ 19.95
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Set of 3 Mini Handcrafted Soapstone Sitting Elephants Handmade and Fair Trade
Set of 3 Mini Handcrafted Soapstone Sitting Elephants - Smolart $ 24.95
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