Soapstone is a talc-schist, a type of metamorphic rock that is largely composed of talc is rich in magnesium. Because of the high talc content, soapstone is relatively soft making it ideal for carving. The name "Soapstone" comes from the soapy feel of the stone once carved, polished, and waxed.
This dark soapstone carving was carved by artisans in Zimbabwe, and shows a family of 2 dancing together elegantly and in harmony. The smooth detail in this piece is spectacular, and overall it has a very soothing appearance which would make it a great home decor piece, or a meaningful anniversary gift for your special someone!
The carvings that are created using Soapstone are full of meaning and imagery. Soapstone is believed to create positive energy around itself and in the area it inhabits. It is thought to help you give up thought patterns that are harmful, and help you to flow with life.
You are purchasing the exact piece in the photographs, an artisanal hand-carved piece from Zimbabwe.
Due to the nature of natural products, color, size, and style may vary slightly from the photos listed.