These soapstone hearts are fairly traded in Kenya and beautifully tactile. Available in various colours with little messages hand carved into their surface. These would make a great paperweight, as well as an inspiring ornament.
Dimensions: 5cm x 5cm.
What is Soapstone?
Soapstone is a metamorphic rock and the softest mineral on earth. In a powder form it is Talc and is used in the manufacturing of cosmetics, sculptures, and everyday items such as toothpaste, baby powder and even chewing gum.
In its natural state, soapstone can almost look like a marble with greys, browns, and even greens, making carvings even more interesting in their look and appeal.
Due to the soft nature of the stone, extra care needs to be taken as it can be easily damaged.