This bird sculpture 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 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 sculpture is handcrafted so no two are exactly alike. This figurine is decorative but can also act as a paperweight. A great office gift. This figurine is 3 to 4 inches.