Outrageous can be oh-so-fun, like this fat little delightful hippopotamus. Carved dark kisii stone, hand-painted in assorted splashy designs. Kisii soapstone, found only in Kenya, is a soft stone, easy to carve into many forms. Its satiny finish is achieved through multiple stages of sanding, followed by waxing. In some cases, as with this piece, artisans also apply paint.