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Kisii Stone Bowl Zebras 6 Inch Kenya African Art

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Title Kisii Stone Bowl Zebras 6 Inch Kenya Africa
Type of Object Carved, decorated bowl
Country of Origin Kenya
People Kisii
Materials Soapstone, paint, dyes
Approximate Age Contemporary
Dimensions 1.5 H x 6 inches diameter,
Overall Condition Excellent.


 Additional Information:  This bowl is hand carved out of natural soapstone then painted and finally etched and grooved to produce the final product.  Each bowl is an original work of art that you will be proud to own or gift. Being finely crafted by hand from natural materials, no two, however similar, are identical. 


The bowl starts out as raw soapstone quarried in the Tabaka region of Kenya. The soapstone varies in color from white (the easiest to carve) through various shades of pink to a deep lustrous red and gray (most difficult to carve). The stone is rough cut then shaped by the artist. After sanding to a smooth finish the artist sketches the design and paints or daubs the colors for the scene. The dyes are allowed to dry.  Finally, using various sharpened steel blades  the artist etches outlines and other subtle detail to bring the work of art to life. The abstract shape, colors, and detail of the finished vase are very imaginative and unique to these Kenyan artists.