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    Posted 5 years ago

    melaniej
    (707 items)

    just over 2.5" tall
    10" across
    4 lizards (gecko's)
    all the white lines are incised, the black is painted.
    Black rim
    no signature

    looks to me as Acoma Pueblo... but CanyonRoad has informed me this is soapstone made in Africa

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    Comments

    1. CanyonRoad, 5 years ago
      It does resemble pottery, but it isn't. This is actually a soapstone bowl, from Africa.

      Usually marketed as "Kisii soapstone," a wide variety of items are made in the Kisii district of Kenya. Here is a web site telling the background, and the process that crafts people go through in producing the popular souvenirs:

      http://www.zawadee.com/blog/soapstone-carvings-by-the-kisii-people-of-kenya
    2. melaniej melaniej, 5 years ago
      CanyonRoad your knowledge is remarkable ....Thank you.
      Guess that would explain why this is so darn heavy.
      I learn something new everyday from this site and appreciate all the info from ALL :)

      hope this doesn't start a new "habit" for me ;) because I love this piece.
    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Great bowl Melanie!

      CanyonRoad is truly one of CW's treasures.

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