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Soapstone Lion by Global Crafts


Stand firm. 

Soapstone Lion 

Global Crafts 

This gorgeous natural stone lion sculpture is made by African artisans and has gone through multiple stages of sanding and waxing to give them a satiny finish. 

The soapstone lions are artfully hand-carved from a single piece of Kaisii soapstone, found only in the hills of southwestern Kenya. Mining the soapstone from surface hills is a labor-intensive process, using little to no machinery. Laborers work with shovels, picks, axes and machetes to carve out large soapstone chucks, which are then carved into beautiful art. This order from Global Crafts helps to alleviate global poverty with safe workplaces, fair wages and community investment for factory employees. 

 For over 20 years, Global Crafts has worked with marginalized artisan groups in 8 different countries with a mission to create economic opportunities that empower individuals and transform communities. Global Crafts is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and is committed to fair trade principles when working with partners.