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The Highest Buddha

Hand carved Soapstone Mushroom

Hand carved Soapstone Mushroom

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The classic fly agaric mushroom has been turned into a vibrant little ornament, hand carved from Kenyan soapstone. It's cheery character will brighten up any sideboard.

A great gift for mushroom lovers!

Most of the worlds soapstone originates from Kisii in the western highlands of Kenya and so is home to the best soapstone artisans and carvers. The talc in soapstone is soft to touch, hence the name. Before starting work the stone must be immersed in water to make it even softer and therefore easier to work with. Using a hammer and chisel the main shape is carved out and colour then added. A smaller knife, known as a kisu, is then used for the engraved design or illustration.

Approx: 5.5cm × 7cm
Handmade and Fairtrade from Kenya
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