About this product
Dainty sitting soapstone birds in colours of pink, red, turquoise, lime and orange. Beautifully decorated with tail feathers and a floral band of rings around the body. A pretty little ornament that could be used as a small desk paperweight or simply given to a loved one as a kind gesture.
Made by a World Fair Trade Organisation approved supplier, ensuring profit-making does not come before the wellbeing of people and the planet.
7 x 3 x 5cm
Hand Crafted In Kenya
The Western Kenyan community of Kisii, near Lake Victoria is a unique source of Kisii soapstone and home to many artisans making a living through carving it. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased from Smolart since 2008. Smolart is a self-help organisation seeking to improve the lives of member carvers through marketing and logistical support. There are 200 producer members, each of whom is a stakeholder working with several home-based artisans. Thus creating home working opportunities for approximately 1,000 carvers. As well as providing a fair wage, Smolart seeks to eradicate poverty among their members, promote fair trade principles, oppose discrimination and support the community in its sustainable resource management.