Tasteful rectangular soapstone boxes made from polished hard soapstone with brass finishings, available in two sizes, small and large.
Great for any number of purposes! Use in your bedroom for jewellery and safety pins, in your study for paper clips, elastic bands and staples or in your bathroom for ear buds (large box) or cotton wool — the possibilities are endless. These lovely understated boxes are tactile with a nice weighty feel, making them great gifts.
The soapstone is mined and carved in western Kenya. It feels like marble, is heavy and perpetually cold to touch. Hard soapstone differs from the more common variety being, as the name suggests, harder because it is extracted from deeper in the rock
We stock two sizes of rectangular box and two sizes of square ones too.
Hard soapstone differs from the more common variety being, as the name suggests, harder because it is extracted from deeper in the rock. Hard soapstone is more unusual than the more common, painted soft soapstone - we found only one supplier in Nairobi, so even in Kenya it is a rarity. You may find some variations in shading as well as some discolouration, which occurs naturally in the rock.
The harder soapstone is more durable to water and washing, but excessive soaking may discolour the stone.
Small - 7.5cm length x 5cm width x 4cm height
Large - 10cm length x 8cm width x 4cm height