Hand-carved by African artisans from a solid piece of natural Soapstone, this candle holder is a work of art! Finding design inspiration in the magnificence of the landscape, craftsman use traditional techniques to create these hand-carved soapstone candle holders.The soapstone rock is ideal for carving as it gets its softness from the mineral talc and is commonly believed to have a soothing, balancing effect while creating a positive, calming energy. Place several together to create a truly unique statement.
Holds 1 candle.
Use caution: Surface may become warm or hot during use; place on a protected surface. Keep away from children and pets. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Soapstone is a soft stone, making it ideal for carving into many forms. Use care when handling 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.