Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone by African artisans, the Circle of Elephants is a reminder that we are all creatures of this great earth - interconnected in ways beyond understanding.
Colors vary from cream to gold to orange earthy colors. Expect an assortment of colors with your order!
This also serves as a comfort gift to someone going through a difficult time, or suffering from a loss. When an elephant loses a member of their herd, the elephants' ritual is to gather round, extend their trunks and gently touch tucks in solidarity of their fallen friend. It is a reminder that those around you offer support to help you heal.
All proceeds help our animal sanctuary, so you are supporting people and animals around the world with your purchase!
- Measures approximately 3-inches tall by 3 to 3.5-inches in diameter. Due to the hand-carved nature, each piece may vary slightly in size.
- A natural stone, color variations will range from cream to pink to gold to gray in any single piece. Color variety ranges from cream to gold to earthy orange. Expect an assortment of colors with your order!
- Soapstone is a soft stone, making it easy to carve into many forms. Handle with care to avoid breakage.
- Each piece has gone through multiple stages of sanding and waxing, giving the soapstone a satiny finish.
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Story Behind the Art:
Each sculpture is artfully hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone, found only in the hills of southwestern Kenya. Mining the soapstone from surface hills is a labor-intensive process, using little to no machinery. Laborers works with shovels, picks, axes and machetes to carve out large soapstone chucks, which are then carved into beautiful art.
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Shipping on Continental USA orders of $75 or more is FREE via the lowest cost option available at our discretion. If you care more about helping the animals than getting free shipping, just choose a paid option at checkout. We sure appreciate that! Expedited shipping is also available if you need something in a hurry. You can choose your selection at checkout and we'll honor what you select.
If there are ANY delays in getting your item shipped within 48 hours, we will let you know. If you need something in a hurry, please contact us to make sure we have it in stock. We are a small business, we do not keep a lot of stock on hand of most items. If someone buys 3 or 4 of an item, that will likely wipe out our inventory, if you happen to order at a time like that, it may take 1-2 weeks for us to get the item back in stock.
International orders are welcome for small items. We will gladly cover the cost of the shipping for orders over $100, except for heavy items. Sometimes we can have products shipped directly from the manufacturer at a lower cost than we can ship from the USA. We'll let you know where to expect your package from.
Heavy and bulky items may require additional shipping costs.
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