These mini hippopotamuses are carved from dark kisii stone before being hand painted. They are made in Kenya as part of our Fair Trade collection.
The Kisii Soapstone is only found in Kenya and is easy to carve into many forms. Through multiple stages of sanding, the carvers are able to create a satiny finish with a final wax.
Fair Trade items are paid for at fair prices to the producers and designers in the developing countries where they are made. This global movement helps put people first! When you purchase Fair Trade, you help provide income that will pay for basic living expenses, while also empowering the artisans.