Haiti Carved Riverstone Hearts

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Haiti Carved Riverstone Hearts

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These rounded and very smooth hand carved river stone hearts from Leogane, Haiti are beautiful to look at and wonderful to hold. They can be used as decorations, paperweights and tokens of love and appreciation. These soapstone carvings are truly a gift with heart, helping a community rebuild after the devastating earthquake of January 2010.

Not far from Haiti’s capital is Leogane, where soft stone fills the riverbed with boulders ready for carving. Since a now famous artist started using Leogane stone in his work in the 1950s, a community of over two dozen families of about 200 people now carve and decorate the stone. While the carving is predominately done by men, women are involved in other steps in the process. 

While over 90% of Leogane’s homes and buildings were destroyed in the earthquake in January 2010, the artisans immediately returned to work in outdoor workshops to create these beautiful carved hearts. Helping to overcome the devastation, these artisans and their families are using their hearts and hands to start the long process of rebuilding their community and country.

Dimensions: approx. 2.5" x 2.5"
Each heart is unique. Sizes will vary, reflecting the aritsan’s skill in creating a beautiful form from an oddly shaped stone. 

Handmade in Haiti

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