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Kisii My Heart Paperweight

Item # 42697

Preserves 1 acre(s) of rainforest.

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A reminder that love lasts a long time, our beautiful heart paperweight is hand-carved by the artisans of the Muungana Artist Self-Help Group, which supports education, community development, and AIDS treatment efforts in Kenya.

Handmade by artisans who quarry their own Kisii soapstone, just as they have for thousands of years. The stone is carved with simple chisels and polished with sand and beeswax.

  • Kisii stone
  • 1.25" x 1.75" x 2" (3.2 x 4.4 5.1 cm)
  • Handmade in and fairly traded from Kenya

Colors vary. Please allow us to choose one for you.

Created to help women worldwide gain economic security for themselves and their families by earning fair wages for their handiwork, Global Girlfriend sources women-made, fair-trade imported, eco-friendly products. By supporting long-term partnerships with the artisans, it fosters equal employment opportunities, healthy and safe working conditions, technical assistance, and development strategies to help reduce poverty, one community at a time. Become a "Global Girlfriend" and help build a brighter future for girlfriends around the globe!

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Recent reviews:

January 31, 2014 - Love the paperweight. Hate the idea of a big white sticker with a bar code and price on one side of it. Can't seem to get the sticky off. Afraid to use to harsh a chemical that might take the color off with it.

January 27, 2014 - Having received one of these paperweights in pink, I decided to order a second paperweight and am just as pleased with it. The colors and carving are truly beautiful.

January 10, 2014 - The stone is lovely but the sticker that was on it dyed the stones color in that spot & no matter what I did it is still there. I have to hide one side because of this. Sad.

January 4, 2014 - UPDATE: I got 5 more hearts but the stickers weren't easily removed, left stubborn residue and discoloured the stones. Could possibly give away 4 but the light blue is too obviously marred. Still love the item but have to reduce the rating for these issues. (previous post: This is a really lovely heart. Mine is orange with a hash-mark pattern. It did have a large sticker on the back but it came off pretty easily and I didn't notice any discoloration as other folks mentioned. It may be due to the lighter color or perhaps was just a less adhesive sticker. Very pleased with this item, would DEFINITELY purchase more to give!)

December 29, 2013 - I love rocks and stones and so I loved this product. Mine was a dark pink with light pink lines all around it. I bought it in early December 2013. I did have the problem with the big sticker on the back. Still haven't been able to get it off. Otherwise awesome. I will buy more just reading the story about how they are made!

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