Soapstone Tray

Working with soft soapstone found in the Kisii District of Kenya, Gusii artisans hand carve decorative trays for use throughout the home. Artisans in a Nairobi workshop give the plain stone pieces character by hand-dyeing (non-toxic) the stone a rich blue and black and adding incised details reminiscent of the patterns on Kuba cloth.

Because this is a handcrafted item each may vary slightly in color and pattern.