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Soapstone Chess Set – Hand carved in Kenya – 9.5″ Board

Soapstone Chess Set – Hand carved in Kenya – 9.5″ Board

$115.00
SKU: OGSpCs9rbab3
Availability: 1 in stock

Hand-carved from soapstone in Kenya, this soapstone animal chess set features 32 delicate pieces in an animal theme on an easily manageable 9.5″ inch square board. As each piece is hand carved from natural stone, please allow for some variations in color and design.

A purchase through Aina Moja supports the artist and the projects of  Expanding Opportunities, a 501c3 in USA and a registered NGO in Kenya.

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.
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    Soapstone Chess Set

    Hand-carved from soapstone in Kenya, this soapstone animal chess set features 32 delicate pieces in an animal theme on an easily manageable 9.5″ inch square board. As each piece is hand carved from natural stone, please allow for some variations in color and design.

    A purchase through Aina Moja supports the artist and the projects of  Expanding Opportunities, a 501c3 in USA and a registered NGO in Kenya.

    Remember FREE SHIPPING in the continental USA.

    Soapstone is mined from great pits in the area surrounding Kiisi, 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, the craftspeople smooth rough edges of the soapstone with sandpaper dipped in water and polish the piece to a high gloss or paint African motifs in brilliant colors with etched accents.
    All of the soapstone products we sell are completely handmade. The tools consist of household items from screwdrivers, hand drills, to switchblades. “Pangas,” sword-like tools usually used for cutting down vegetation, are used to cleave the stone in the mines.

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    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.

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