Also named “steatite” or "soaprock', the soapstone is a quite soft material which is notable for its high degree of resistance to acids and heat. In Cambodia, the soapstone from the province of Pursat (in the western part of the country) has been used to carve religious effigies, probably from the XVIIth Century. The glossy aspect of soapstone allows Artisans Angkor to produce by hand both precious objects inspired by the Angkorian traditions, and daily life objects which can be used as home decoration. Any variation in the color of the stone is inherent to the very nature of the material: its array varies from yellow-green to gray and deep purple. Therefore the color of the items may differ from the pictures.
The Golden Buddha Teaching is a soapstone statue representing Lord Buddha enlightening his followers by his words of wisdom. The gesture of his hands is a symbol of Buddha's power of Dispelling Fear. Its dimensions are W. 10cm x H. 12cm x L. 5cm.
This attractive little statue shows Buddha defeating the devil Mara. His deep meditation and utter tranquility shows in this moment when he has achieved enlightenment. His outstretched right hand is reaching to earth, while the left hand rests in his lap, with the palm pointing to the heavens. Its dimensions are W. 10cm x H. 12cm x L. 5cm
The Buddha Blessing is a soapstone representation of Lord Buddha. It is one of the most common images of Buddha: cross-legged with both of his feet turned upwards. Its dimensions are W. 10cm x H. 12cm x L. 5cm.
The Buddha meditating is a small representation of the Buddha, one of the few great universal teachers, during his transcendental meditations. The icon renders the Buddha in a seating position with both of his feet turned upwards. Its dimensions are W. 10cms x H. 12cms x L. 5cms.
If you are looking to add a little bit of luck and whimsy to your life, consider this charming soapstone elephant sculpture. Please note that color of the piece may differ from the picture according to the availability of the soapstone colors. This elephant exists in two sizes. BIG Dimensions: W. 14cm x H. 10cm x L. 6cmSMALL Dimensions: W. 9.5cm x H. 6.5cm x L. 4cm
According to Asian beliefs, the position of the trunk brings prosperity to the elephant’s owner, so they make ideal and affordable gifts to convey your best wishes to your friends. These delightful little soapstone elephants are available in two sizes: big and small. BIG Dimensions: W. 11.7cm x H. 9cm x L. 5.5cmSMALL Dimensions: W. 8.5cm x H. 6.5cm x L. 4cm
This gorgeous piece of soapstone has been meticulously carved, detailed and polished to bring you a stunning rendition of our favorite pachyderm. The color of each piece may differ, as soapstone is a natural product and therefore not uniform. These elephants are available in two sizes and sold separately. Large stands at 9cm high, 11cm long and 5.5cm wide. Small is 7cm high, 9cm long and 4cm...
The Soapstone Fish is an artistic representation of this animal. The small statue has been craftily carved out of soapstone and it is a fine version of this symbolic animal. Its dimensions are W. 7.5cm x H. 4.2cm x L. 19cm.
Coming in two sizes, that are sold separately, the Soapstone Round Box is an interesting little piece that you will find goes anywhere in the home. BIG Dimensions: W. 11cm x H. 4cmSMALL Dimensions: W. 8cm x H. 3cm