Do you have a collector in your life that loves cats or mice, or both? This would make a lovely gift! A moment of confrontation or reconciliation? Either way, this petite cat and mouse set is adorable. Carved from soapstone to a smooth finish. Natural stone colors will vary. Cat: 4in. h, mouse: 1 1/2in. h
Fair Trade Artisans: Kenya: Nyabigena Soapstone Carvers. Kisii, a city in western Kenya, is surrounded by soapstone quarries and is well-known both for the quality of its soapstone and the skill of its carvers. Nyamarambe, a rural village near Kisii, is the home of the 150-member Nyabigena Soapstone Carvers Cooperative. This civic-minded group provides work for its members while also giving back to its community. A source of great pride for the cooperative is the Nyabigena Mixed Day Academy, an elementary school which has been serving disadvantaged children since 2007. A percentage of proceeds from the sale of soapstone crafts goes directly to supporting the school.