African Kisii Stone Giraffe Dish

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WN5734033
$38.00
Near the shore of Lake Victoria, Kenyan artisans transform local kisii stone, or soapstone, into each one-of-a-kind giraffe dish. Artisans start by hand-carving each dish with a panga, or broad blade knife, then engrave each one with an giraffe scene. Each bowl is finished with orange, black, brown, and green 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 giraffe dish measures 4 inches by 4 inches and 1 inch deep.
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