Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, the legend of the Circle of Friends has a long history. It is said that when you give the statue to a friend, it will solidify your bond with that person for the rest of your lives. The interlocked arms of the figures are meant to be symbolic of the bond shared between close friends.
This also serves as a comfort gift to someone going through a difficult time, or suffering from a loss. It is a reminder that those around you offer support.
- Measures approximately 3-inches tall by 3 to 3.5-inches in diameter.
- Due to the hand-carved nature, each piece may vary slightly in size.
- A natural stone, color variations will range from cream to pink to gold to gray in any single piece.
- Soapstone is a soft stone, making it easy to carve into many forms. Handle with care to avoid breakage.
- Each piece has gone through multiple stages of sanding and waxing, giving the soapstone a satiny finish.
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Story Behind the Art:
Each sculpture is artfully hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone, found only in the hills of southwestern Kenya. Mining the soapstone from surface hills is a labor-intensive process, using little to no machinery. Laborers works with shovels, picks, axes and machetes to carve out large soapstone chucks, which are then carved into beautiful art.
We understand that on occasion, a buyer may not be completely satisfied with merchandise received due to personal taste. To arrange a return, please email email@example.com or call us between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Pacific time at 314-482-7503. All returns must be initiated within 7 business days from receipt of merchandise.
Our policy lasts 30 days. Within 30 days of purchase, you can return your goods, no questions asked. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. Please return your item to:
Uniquk Gifts and Handicrafts,
5406 34th Avenue CT, J304
Gig Harbor, WA, US 98335.
Important: Please include the paperwork you received with your order or a printout of your email confirmation to enable us to process your return. If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance.
Please notify us by email firstname.lastname@example.org - we will determine if we need the item returned. A replacement will be set.
General Shipping Information
Orders ship from our warehouse in Gig Harbor, WA or Cleveland, OH Orders usually ship within 2 business days, unless we are experiencing high order volume due to holidays or a sale.
Shipping is calculated during checkout, however:
Extra charges may apply for large or duplicate items (such as two baskets that do not fit inside one another). If this is the case, we will contact you with more information about additional shipping costs after you place your order.
Some oversized items, such as oil drum sculptures, are shipped on pallets. We will contact you with further details should your order require palletized shipping. For a shipping quote before placing your order, email us at email@example.com or call us at 541-684-0688. (Scroll down on this page for more detailed information on pallet shipping.
Most orders are shipped using UPS Standard Shipping from our warehouse in Florida or Washington and arrive within 3-7 business days. Please note that we cannot ship to P.O. Boxes.
International shipping: we do not offer international orders via our website and apologize for any inconvenience. However, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an international shipping quote. Please include the items you wish to purchase as well as your full shipping address and phone number, so we can create an accurate quote for you. International orders are completed via a PayPal invoice.
For expedited shipping or for a shipping quote to Alaska or Hawaii, please email us at email@example.com with the product you wish to buy, along with your full address and phone number.
Palletized Shipping: Shipping for oversized items, such as large oil drum sculptures, starts at $200. We only charge the actual shipping costs and do not charge for "handling" on our end. If shipping costs less than $200, we will charge you less.
Shipping from the Pacific Northwest is most expensive, while shipping to California is least expensive. Shipping includes the cost for using a lift gate. Costs can sometimes be reduced if you can provide a business address.
Multiple sculptures can be shipped on a single pallet, typically at little extra cost.
We can provide a shipping quote at any time during the ordering process. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full shipping address and phone number to get started.
Once you have placed your order and agreed to the shipping cost, we will send you a PayPal invoice for shipping costs. The total will subtract any shipping you have already paid during the checkout process.
Lost packages are not our responsibility once they leave our warehouse. If you live in an area where you are concerned about package theft, please contact us at email@example.com to request shipping with signature required.