African Kisii Stone Elephant Bowl

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Near the shore of Lake Victoria, Kenyan artisans transform local kisii stone, or soapstone, into each one-of-a-kind elephant bowl. Artisans start by hand-carving each bowl with a panga, or broad blade knife, then engrave each one with an elephant scene. Each bowl is finished with blue, green and black handmade dyes. No two pieces will be exactly alike. Colors and designs may vary slightly due to the handcrafted nature of each piece. Each kisii stone elephant bowl measures 8 inches by 8 inches and is 2 inches deep.
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