This mama and baby elephant sculpture set was hand-carved out of soapstone by a fair trade women's cooperative in Kenya called Tabaka. This cooperative was established to eradicate suffering in the Kisii area of Kenya. Mr. Ellie Pooh believes in empowering these soapstone 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 sculpture is handcrafted so no two are exactly alike. The mama elephant is approximately 6 1/2 to 7 inches tall while the baby is 4 1/2 to 5 inches tall from trunk to foot. See our other listings for a variety of animals and styles.
This soapstone set is decorative but can also be used as a paperweight. A great gift for someone who appreciates people, elephants, or just a fan of Fair Trade.