Lover’s Knot Natural Stone Sculpture
A wonderful and unique wedding, anniversary or engagement gift!
Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, this sculpture is an abstract artwork celebrating the loving bond between two souls. Known as “the wedding sculpture” in Kenya, the two loops represent two people joined as one, yet still separate individuals. A wonderful and unique wedding, anniversary or engagement gift! Each piece has gone through multiple stages of sanding and waxing, giving the soapstone a satiny finish. Soapstone is a soft stone, making it easy to carve into many forms. Handle with care to avoid breakage.
Dimension: 6.5″ tall, 3.5″ wide, 4″ depth
- Due to the hand-carved nature, each piece may vary in size by up to a half an inch
- A natural stone, color variations will range from cream to pink to gold to gray in any single piece.
Story Behind this Fair Trade Art:
Fair Trade is an alternative business model that values safe workplaces, fair wages and community investment for factory employees. Socially responsible products that empower consumers to purchase according to their values and help alleviate global poverty.
Soapstone is mined from great pits in the area surrounding Kiisi, 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. Soapstone is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. 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.
|3.5 × 4 × 6.5 in