Soapstone Hippo in Red
Carved from soapstone in Western Kenya, this hippo is like none found in nature but seeing one of these with its brilliant colors and whimsical shape can surely act as a close substitute to seeing one in the wild.
Measures about 4" x 2 1/2"
SMOLArt is 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 wholesale 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.