Collection: Soapstone carvings

Soapstone, also known Kisii Stone in Kenya, as it is still mined and carved by hand there. Town of Kisii well known for Soapstone carving.

Soapstone is relatively soft because of its high talc content. Softer grades may feel similar to soap when touched, hence the name.

Soapstone is easy to carve, it is also durable, heat-resistant and has a high heat storage capacity. It has therefore been used for cooking, heating equipment and ornamental carving for thousands of years.

FACT: The ancient trading city of Tepe Yahya in southeastern Iran was a center for the production and distribution of soapstone in the fifth to third millennia BC.

 

13 products
  • Love Knot soapstone sculpture (Black)
    Love Knot soapstone sculpture (Black)
    Vendor
    Zambezi Craft
    Regular price
    $50.00
    Sale price
    $50.00
  • Large Soapstone Leopard carving-statue-Fairtrade-Kenya-35CM
    Large Soapstone Leopard carving-statue-Fairtrade-Kenya-35CM
    Vendor
    Zambezi Craft
    Regular price
    $275.00
    Sale price
    $275.00
  • Soapstone Large Giraffe carving-statue-Fairtrade-Kenya-40CM
    Soapstone Large Giraffe carving-statue-Fairtrade-Kenya-40CM
    Vendor
    Zambezi Craft
    Regular price
    $275.00
    Sale price
    $275.00
  • Large Soapstone African Water-Buffalo carving-statue-Fairtrade-Kenya-40CM
    Large Soapstone African Water-Buffalo carving-statue-Fairtrade-Kenya-40CM
    Vendor
    Zambezi Craft
    Regular price
    $300.00
    Sale price
    $300.00
  • Large Soapstone Elephant carving-statue-Fairtrade-Kenya-40CM
    Large Soapstone Elephant carving-statue-Fairtrade-Kenya-40CM
    Vendor
    Zambezi Craft
    Regular price
    $300.00
    Sale price
    $300.00
  • Large Soapstone Lion carving-statue-Fairtrade-35CM
    Large Soapstone Lion carving-statue-Fairtrade-35CM
    Vendor
    Zambezi Craft
    Regular price
    $275.00
    Sale price
    $275.00
  • Soapstone coaster set (Purple with Elephant carving)
    Soapstone coaster set (Purple with Elephant carving)
    Vendor
    Zambezi Craft
    Regular price
    $60.00
    Sale price
    $45.00
  • Soapstone coaster set (Natural with Rhino carving)
    Soapstone coaster set (Natural with Rhino carving)
    Vendor
    Zambezi Craft
    Regular price
    $60.00
    Sale price
    $45.00
  • Circle of Love abstract soapstone sculpture
    Circle of Love abstract soapstone sculpture
    Vendor
    Zambezi Craft
    Regular price
    $60.00
    Sale price
    $60.00
  • Soapstone pot (Red with Elephant and Giraffe carving)
    Soapstone pot (Red with Elephant and Giraffe carving)
    Vendor
    Zambezi Craft
    Regular price
    $60.00
    Sale price
    $45.00
  • Soapstone Jewelry box (Natural with Zebra carving)
    Soapstone Jewelry box (Natural with Zebra carving)
    Vendor
    Zambezi Craft
    Regular price
    Sold out
    Sale price
    $35.00
  • Soapstone Jewelry box (Green with Bufallo carving)
    Soapstone Jewelry box (Green with Bufallo carving)
    Vendor
    Zambezi Craft
    Regular price
    $55.00
    Sale price
    $35.00
  • Soapstone Jewelry box (Yellow with Rhino carving)
    Soapstone Jewelry box (Yellow with Rhino carving)
    Vendor
    Zambezi Craft
    Regular price
    $55.00
    Sale price
    $35.00