These stunning paperweights are hand carved from kisii soapstone with four different abstracted ocean textures. 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 sand wash the stone pieces and polish them. The stone carvers of Kisii are one of many craft groups working alongside Trade Aid’s partner, Undugu Fair Trade.
Please note this is for one paper weight and as they are assorted it will be luck of the draw which texture you receive.
Natural stone, colours may vary.
Undugu Society of Kenya
Kenyan artisans access new markets and create a sustainable living from crafting high quality products by working with Undugu, a social enterprise that empowers lives through trade. ‘Undugu’ is a Kiswahili word meaning brotherhood and solidarity, and the organisation supports innovation, research and development for artisans enabling them to fulfil their aspirations.Read more
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