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Wimbi Bowl with banana leaf handles

Unique and curve design for this contemporary soapstone bowl. The smooth texture is complimented with banana leaf  handles.

You  can use it as ‘vide poche’ to put jewelry, cotton or whatever you wish.

This bowl come in 2 models.

Origin: Kenya

* product shown is the exact product to be purchased.

 

39.00$

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These smooth bowl will bring a contemporary african touch to your interior wherever you are.

The smooth texture is compimented by bananaleaf handles. After dying the banana leaves, our artisans twist them into a small rope.

A very unique creation which combine different textures : smooth and rough… We love it !

Coming in an other: plain wimbi bowl

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

 

 

 

Size:  8.66” L x 5.51′ W x 3.14” H / 22 cm L x 14 cm W x 8 cm H

Weight: 1.43Pounds / 0.650 kg

Please, note handmade products will have slight variations (size, shades, weight…), this is a natural occurrence in handcrafted creations.

 

 

 

 

 

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.