Hand-carved soapstone square with grid serves as the board for this tic-tac-toe game and comes with carved and polished Xs and Os to complete this elegant set. Crafted by African artisans using traditional techniques, this set will become a conversation piece during play or on display!
Board measures approximately 10-inches by 10-inches and is approximately .25-inch high.
A natural stone, color variations will range from cream to pink to gray to earthy gold in any single piece.
Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary slightly.
Soapstone is a soft stone, making it easy to carve into many forms. Handle with care to avoid breakage.
Each piece has gone through multiple stages of sanding and waxing, giving the soapstone a satiny finish.
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Story Behind the Art:
Each sculpture is artfully hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone, found only in the hills of southwestern Kenya. Mining the soapstone from surface hills is a labor-intensive process, using little to no machinery. Laborers works with shovels, picks, axes and machetes to carve out large soapstone chucks, which are then carved into beautiful art.