Kisii Soapstone

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African soapstone, also known as Kisii soapstone, comes from Kisii county in southwestern Kenya. Soapstone is one of the softest known minerals, making it easy to carve. While it can be found all over the world, Kenyan soapstone is considered unique and naturally comes in all different colors. White and pink colored soapstone is softer and easier to work with, while black soapstone is the hardestKisii soapstone is mined from quarries located in the county’s fertile Tabaka Hills.