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Family Sculpture

Commemorate your life together with this kisii stone sculpture hand-carved by artisans working with SMOLart Self Help Group, our fair trade partner in western Kenya. Kisii soapstone is found only in Kenya. The satiny finish of kisii is achieved through multiple stages of sanding, then waxing.

HANDCRAFTED IN KENYA

  • Kisii stone
  • Due to the handcrafted nature of our products, slight variations enhance authenticity.
  • 3.25W (widest part) x 5H inches
  • Handcrafted in Kenya

SKU: 4106080

THE MAKERS

In 1995 Claytone Ombasyi, a Christian businessman in Nairobi, Kenya, started OTIC, a privately held export and marketing company. Ombasyi, with professional experience in exporting and marketing, wanted to help local artisans connect with export markets. He operates his business with the utmost integrity and expects the same of others, encouraging artisans to consider their products a reflection of themselves and to use the products to share their vision with customers. OTIC provides export, packaging and quality control support for a number of small workshops in and around Nairobi. Depending on their circumstances, these small groups provide a variety of advantages to their artisans. Some offer training in wood carving, while others provide short–term, no interest loans. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from OTIC since 2001.
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Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.

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