Soapstone Nativities from Kenya have arrived just in time for Christmas! Aren't they beautiful? Each set has twelve pieces and includes a baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, three wise men, two shepherds, an assortment of three animals, and one angel. Since each and every piece is made by hand, each set will look a bit different, and won't look identical to the picture. However, each and every set is absolutely beautiful.
What is Soapstone?
Soapstone is a metamorphic rock consisting mostly of the mineral talc. It is a relatively soft stone, a calcium carbonate.
As the talc in soapstone is soft to the touch, it gives you the smooth feeling of rubbing a piece of dry soap. Thus the name was derived as “soap” stone.