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Wimbi Bowl

Display your crackers,  bread and candies in this beautiful soapstone Wimbi bowl or use it as a ‘Vide poche’ to put jewelry, keys, or whatever you wish.

Hand carved by our talented artisans in Kenya’s Kissi region, this bowl also comes in a different model with banana leaf handles.

Origin: Kenya

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These smooth Wimbi*  bowls in soapstone have a unique and curve design and will bring a contemporary touch to your interior.

The soapstone remains in its natural state and may show faint veins of minerals.

Coming also with banana leaf handles

Care Instructions: – soapstone is a porous stone. Your item could be stained by greasy or colorful things such as tomato sauce etc

– Wipe clean with a wet tissue.

*Wimbi means ‘wave’ in Kiswahili !

 

Size:  8.66” L x 5.11′ W x 2.75” H / 22 cm L x 13 cm W x 7 cm H

Weight: 1.43Pounds / 0.600 kg

 

Please, note handmade products will have slight variations, this is a natural occurrence in handcrafted goods.

 

 

 

Kenyan soapstone is only found in the rural village of Tabaka in Western Kenya, close to the city of Kissi.It is a soft rock, about half chalk and marble and its colors may vary from cream, pink, yellow or dark grey. Kissi stone is easy to work, porous and it absorb colors and dyes. After carving, the stone is polished in water to have the silky aspect.

In the 1930s, Kenyans started to carve this stone into posts for carrying fat or to exchange for sisal.