This is a beautiful and exquisite soapstone plate that was handmade in Kenya, Africa and would look great as a decorative piece, as a dish for jewelry, or as an heirloom gift.
This hand carved soapstone sculpture is about 6.5" long by 6.5" wide, and about .5" tall.
Soapstone is a metamorphic rock and occurs in a number of beautiful natural colors ranging from a light cream to black as well as yellows, red, lavender and grey. The color is dependent on the minerals present in the soapstone. This carving is made out of a hard soapstone and will not chip easily but should still be handled carefully.
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