NATURAL TALL SOAPSTONE FAMILY SCULPTURE – 2 PARENTS 4 CHILDREN
Hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone Family of 4,5 or 6 made of soap stone referred to as Kisii stone. Kisii is the region in Eastern part of Kenya where these stones are mined, and also loosely means the group of people who for generations have produced the most creative objects out of these naturally occurring rocks.
The family /or partners carving represents the foundation of the society as observed by the creators of these pieces. Family sizes vary from family to family and from community to community as symbolized by the carvings. various shades of soap stone can also symbolize tribes, communities, or races.