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4″ Soapstone Finger Bowl – Whimsical Giraffe

4″ Soapstone Finger Bowl – Whimsical Giraffe

$18.00
SKU: HDiSpFB4Gw
Availability: 1 in stock

Soaptone Finger Bowls are hand carved, painted and finished in Kenya.  Each is 4″ in diameter and 1″ deep.  They are perfect for individualized finger bowls, individual snack dishes, or a decorative ring dish.

This bowl is a signed work by Ann whose workshop is at the equator in Kenya.

Aina Moja is a project of Expanding Opportunities, a 501 c3 nonprofit and a registered NGO in Kenya.  100% of the profits are used for the projects of the organization, primarily for the support of orphaned and vulnerable children in Kenya or support of a wilderness camping experience for children in the USA.  

Remember FREE SHIPPING in the continental USA.



All of our items are hand made in Kenya, Africa. We offer Fair Trade, Green Eco gifts. Our sales provide income for families in Kenya. Thank you for shopping at Aina Moja.
  • Description

    Product Description

    Soaptone Finger Bowls are hand carved, painted and finished in Kenya.  Each is 4″ in diameter and 1″ deep.  They are perfect for individualized finger bowls, individual snack dishes, or a decorative ring dish.

    This bowl has a hand etched whimsical Giraffe.  It is dyed with a fading mahogany stain which will mellow with time to a fine brown with highlights.   To keep your soapstone shining, use a paste wax to polish.

    This bowl is a signed work by Ann whose workshop is at the equator in Kenya.

    Soapstone is mined from quarries in the area surrounding Kisii, Kenya. The mined soapstone is then delivered to carvers who carve sculptures from the natural stone for the wholesale market, the color of which ranges from cream, to pink, to brown, to yellow, to black, to a marbling of all of them. Once carved, finish craftspeople smooth rough edges of the soapstone with sandpaper dipped in water, dye or paint and possibly etch or leave natural then polish the piece to a high sheen.

    Aina Moja is a project of Expanding Opportunities, a 501 c3 nonprofit and a registered NGO in Kenya.  100% of the profits are used for the projects of the organization, primarily for the support of orphaned and vulnerable children in Kenya or support of a wilderness camping experience for children in the USA.  

    Remember FREE SHIPPING in the continental USA.

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  • What We Do

    Our Products

    Aina Moja is Kiswahili for "one of a kind". Each item is uniquely hand-made by African artists and therefore, one of a kind. Due to the fact that each item is handmade, actual item may vary slightly from product image.

    Aina Moja products are sold at art and craft fairs throughout the summer and fall as well as in the Aina Moja shop in Belfast, Maine.

    Aina Moja is a member of Fair Trade Gifts and is part of the Artisan Support project of Expanding Opportunities, a 501(3)c organization.

    Our Money

    Our items are purchased directly from artisans in Kenya, Africa and not at tourist stations. The purchase of the items supports individuals and families in Kenya.

    Proceeds from sales of the items at Aina Moja help support the projects of Expanding Opportunities, including the Street Children Fund, STEMS, Camp Forest, Friends Across the Ocean, Books for Kenya, and Distance Learning Centers. Expanding Opportunities has the greater mission of increasing self-sufficiency through educational and charitable projects for people nationally and internationally.


    Aina Moja offers you an opportunity to donate for a child or give to Expanding Opportunities. Add a donation to your order for yourself or give a donation as a gift.