This beautiful small chess set is hand carved from Kisii soapstone. Kisii soapstone is mined by hand from quarries in Western Kenya. Carvers cut the large rocks into smaller pieces, then chisel a rough shape into the stone. Women then sandwash the stone pieces, polish and paint them. The stone carvers of Kisii are one of many craft groups working alongside Trade Aid’s partner, Undugu Fair Trade.
Natural stone colours may vary.
Undugu Society of Kenya
Undugu, (a Kiswahili word for brotherhood and solidarity) was established to work with street children and support development work in Nairobi slums. Producer co-operatives are formed to provide income generation for over 800 families and groups throughout Kenya. Producers benefit from business training and health education including HIV/AIDS information.Read more
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