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1056 St. Charles Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306


Muhugu Wood
Kisii Stone
Handmade Paper
Other Products


Kisii stone animals Kenya has one of the fastest growing populations in the world. This creates a severe job shortage. By carving kisii stone, artisans are able to provide for their families.

Kenyan soapstone or "kisii" (kiss-ee*-ee) is only found in the Tabaka Hills in Western Kenya. The stone comes in a variety of colors ranging from black to white and even pink. Stones are quarried and then hand-carried to workshops as far as six miles (10 km) away. Craftspeople use a panga, a large knife, to break the stone to size and carve the rough shape. Details are done with a kisu, a small knife. Following this, items are polished with sandpaper and cleaned with a small brush.

Kisii stone chess set
Some of our most popular products are:

Muhugu Wood and Kisii Stone from Kenya

Handmade Paper from Bangladesh

For more information about Kenya, check out KenyaWeb.

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