Crafted by African artisans in Western Kenya using traditional techniques, this soapstone chess set will become a conversation piece during play or on display!
- A natural stone, colour variations are to be expected and enjoyed for the one-of-a-kind beauty. 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.
Measurements: (L)15in, (W)15in, (H)2in / (L)38.1cm, (W)38.1cm, (H)5.1cm - Weight: 8lbs / 3.6kg
Colour(s): Cream, Natural Stone
Material(s): Kisii Soapstone