The hearts are handmade by Kisi stonemasons from the area of Tabaka village, which is the only place in Kenya where a stone called talc is mined. They are purchased directly from their manufacturers. The stone is polished and hand-painted. Every piece they make is original.
Diameter: 3 cm
Soapstone is mined in large mines surrounding the area of Kisii. Mined talc is then delivered to carvers who carve sculptures from the natural stone for new business markets. Once the products are carved, they smooth sharp edges with sandpaper dipped in water, polish to a high luster, and eventually adorn hand-painted African motifs in vibrant colors with engraved elements.