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Tembo in Soapstone, family of 4

This beautiful family of 4  Tembo* in Kenyan soapstone embodies the magic and mystery of Africa. Our contemporary Tembo will enliven any space and you will appreciate his smooth

Origin: Kenya

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* Tembo means Elephant in Kiswahili.

155.00$

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These smooth Tembo family creations will bring a contemporary african touch to your interior wherever you are.
Coming in 4 sizes (Large – Medium – Small – Minus), you will adopt this new family quickly!

 

 

 

 

Large Size: 9” L x 4.75” W x 7.5” H / 23  cm x  12 cm x  19 cm

Weight:   1.9 Pounds / 4.3 kg

Medium Size: 6.5” L x 3.5” W x 5” H /  17 cm x  9 cm x  12,5 cm

Weight:  1,9 Pounds / 0,850 kg

Small Size: 5” L x 3” W x 3.75” H /  13 cm x  7.5 cm x  9,5 cm

Weight:  1 Pounds / 0.450 kg

Minus Size: 4”L x 2.5”W x 2.75” H /  10 cm x  6 cm x  7 cm

Weight: 0,362 Pounds / 0,170 kg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.