These adorable boxes are hand-carved out of stone by a fair trade women's cooperative in Kenya called Tabaha. This cooperative was established to eradicate suffering in the Kisi area of Kenya. Mr. Ellie Pooh believes in empowering these artisans by providing fair wages and markets for their products outside Kenya. Soapstone gives an incredible smooth and heavy feel when you hold it. Every box is handcrafted so no two are exactly alike. This figurine is decorative but can also act as a paper weight. A great office gift.