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 unique Soapstone carving is a genuine Besmo Product. Besmo Products are Fair Trade, carefully selected and hand-made, home accessories that are out to revolutionize the perception of decor from Africa. This particular carving shows off those soft tones very well. This carving would make an awesome birthday or anniversary gift!
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 Africa.
Due to the nature of natural products, color, size, and style may vary slightly from the photos listed.