Kisii Stone, also called “Soap Stone”, is mined using shovels,crowbars, wedges, and hammers, in and around the village of Tabaka in south western Kenya. The term kisii is taken from the regional capital of Kisii, which is also the local language spoken by the Gussi tribe, who are the main inhabitants.
Each piece of stone is hand carved and painted.
The sales of these carvings bring valuable employment to the area where most households are involved in some form of the production process.
Kisii Stone - Trinket Box
Approx 7cm width x 3m high