Hand carved from soapstone in Kenya, this chess set features 32 delicate pieces in a Maasai tribal theme on a 14-inch square board. As each piece is hand carved from natural stone, please allow some variations in color and design.
Meet the Artisans
Our Soapstone is carved by the artists of SMOLArt a group of artists who live in the rural village of Tabaka, Kenya, the heart of soapstone crafts. The name, a shortened version of Small, Medium, and Large Artists, refers to the size of the soapstone products the artisans make, not their stature. Established in 1990, SMOLArt is a member of the WFTO, and as such assures that the artisans are paid a fair price for their work. In addition, the organization support community development by contributing to projects that improve living conditions, education, and health of their members and the village at large.
This intricate metal wall art made from recycled oil drums in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti, features a traditional Tree of Life design handcrafted by Carlo Brutus. 24 inch diameter with...
Hand cut and embossed from metal oil drums, this 24-inch diameter traditional Haitian metalwork features a double tree of life with parrots. The natural patina and lacquer coating makes this...
A set of 5 recycled metal 3-D birds are handmade in Haiti by Cineus Louime. Mr. Louime used the end of an oil drum to create this fun flying birds. ...