These adorable twin cat statues are hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone and hand-painted by African artisans. They're perfect for brightening up even the smallest of spaces! Each statue measures approximately 4 inches tall and is unique due to the natural variations in the soapstone. Soapstone is a soft, natural mineral from the earth, making it easy to carve into many forms. Handle with care to avoid breakage. These sculptures have gone through multiple stages of sanding and waxing to create a smooth, 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.