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Kisii My Heart Paperweight

Item # 42697
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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.

Price sticker may leave residue on product after removal.

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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Review count: 9

Recent reviews:

April 23, 2014 - Received my hearts in the mail last night. Dark blue, orange and teal. The carving goes up and down instead of across on all 3. Very pretty fat little hearts. The sticker is a pain. I got as much as I could off and then used a tiny bit of olive oil - rubbed it over what sticky was left and then scratched the rest off easily with my nail. I wiped the heart dry with paper towel. The tiniest bit of orange color came off with the oil, but not enough to see any discoloration on the heart. I have found oil to be the best remover for price stickers - no harsh chemicals.

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!)

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