Only 30 will be available. Each is made to order in one of 7 different colors. #1 - #22 have been sold.
"Old Peru" is a lifelike shrunken head with mohair that will definitely get noticed as it hangs around your home or office. As a wartime artifact of the past for warning tribal enemies living in the Amazon forests, shrunken heads are known for their mandibular prognathism, facial distortion and shrinkage of the lateral sides of the forehead; these are artifacts of the shrinking process. The practice of preparing shrunken heads originally had religious significance; shrinking the head of an enemy was believed to harness the spirit of that enemy and compel him to serve the shrinker. It was said to prevent the soul from avenging his death. A benefit to this Shrunken Head soap concept is that soap itself will continue to shrink over time.
It is shown in several colors. It's size is 3" x 3" x 3," not accounting for the volume of hair. If it isn't used in water, it will dehydrate and shrink uniformly by 15% to 20%. Therefore, the sculpted details will become even more defined with age.
Practical features are as follows:
1) The hair fibers on Old Peru are locks of soft silky mohair from an Angora goat. The range in hair color is natural and not dyed. It gives this design an authentic look with high luster and sheen, and will not felt as wool does over time. The hair also act as a bath shower scrubby when using it as a bar of soap.
2) The stitching of Old Peru's lips will hold back the calls to the spirits. They are made of natural, polished, undyed hemp yarn or linen cord. If beads are present, they are non toxic CZech hard wood beads made from maple beech or hornbeam.
3) A thicker natural hemp rope will keep Old Peru high and dry when not in use.
4) Old Peru is packaged in a 10" cotton fabric that has a double-fold hem on all four sides, that also serves as a wash cloth. The corners are held together with a stitching of hemp yarn. Please see photo.
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. . . ART
To insure the most unique gift giving or personal use experience, everything about this soap design is custom and handmade. I do not acquire molds from other sources. My creative process starts with pencil sketches of each design and is refined in all three dimensions during the modeling and sculpting phase in clay. Afterwards, I create a custom cavity to capture even the most subtle impressions of my original art.
. . . SCIENCE
My soap formula is made from vegetable oils. These natural oils make it smooth and creamy to use while nicely achieving a soothing lather. The scents and simple colors that are used compliment the intricate design. As always, use is optional with our designs. Take comfort in knowing that every Sculpturesoap has a long shelf-life. Based on customer experience and feedback, this very functional and yet decorative soap bar will last for well over 3 years if not used for washing your hands or body.
. . . COLOR / SCENT COMBINATIONS
Using the drop-down menu on this page, please select from these options.
• Grey / French lavender, fir pine, jasmine, and vanilla
• Brown / sandalwood
• Peach (or tan) / papaya, coconut
• Orange / Japanese citrus
• Green / green tea and cucumber
• Lavender / lavender essential oil
• Red / cucumber, jasmine, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, lime, blackberry. Smells like a Sweet Tart.
. . . INGREDIENTS
Glycerin (a natural emollient, which draws moisture out of the air to benefit skin health. Kosher, of vegetable origin,)
Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent)
Propylene Glycol (a humectant of vegetable origin for a longer lasting product and to help skin retain moisture)
Sorbitan oleate (an emulsifier, able to combine water and oil)
Oat protein (conditioner)
Titanium Dioxide (mineral whitener used in opaque soaps)
Pure Cane Sugar (sometimes added for color)
A cosmetic grade oxide mineral is used to achieve color.
__________ Product Physical Description for Shipping __________________________
The soap bar is 3" wide, 3" long and 3" high. This packaged item weighs 16 ounces. It is shown here in the option "Sandalwood" and measures 3" x 3" x 3" if not accounting for hair volume. Please allow a week for delivery. All ingredients are listed on the packaging.
I personally make and package each item by hand. In doing so, I know that each Sculpturesoap is in impeccable condition when it leaves my shop. In transit, it's anyone's guess what the United States Postal Service will do when handling the item(s). Based on past experience of having packaged over a thousand items, every item is wrapped and boxed so that it will survive a typical transit journey. International shipping is even further out of my control. If you wish to further ship any of our products out of the U.S.A., I recommend that you inspect the item(s) upon receiving it from us to know which leg of the shipping caused any damage. This way you will be able to hold the transport carrier accountable for insurance payout and not Sculpturesoap. If damage has occurred and you can present photo of the damage to us, our usual option for you is a full refund, or, we can resend the item to the same address for the order. Please allow extra time for a resend.
Please Note: Because of our unique and extensive hand-made process, each Old Peru soap bar will vary slightly in color and edge detail. Also keep in mind that at times, and as with all soap bar products, this finished product can shrink due to moisture that is lost when not in use.
__________ Communication ___________________________________
Etsy's "Conversations" tool
Business Email ---- tpagan at w-link.net
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For more information about my WHOLESALE program in North America visit the product page in my Etsy Shop using the following link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/496101557/wholesale-program-145-190?ref=shop_home_active_1Creep
We accept Paypal and major credit cards for payment, which is due at the time you place your order. Our shop accepts payment within 48 hours via Paypal or Credit Card, unless you contact us with another option you would like to use. We do accept personal checks or money orders, but will "cancel" your order if payment form is not received within a week.
If you choose to pay via eCheck, we will not ship your items until the eCheck has been cleared through Paypal. As with any other order, we will convo you once your payment has cleared with your shipping information.
SAVE ON SHIPPING: The shipping cost per item drops immediately after 2 or more items.
We strive to provide our customers with FRESH, new soaps. Unless otherwise stated on the product page, please allow 3-7 business days for soap to ship. We normally ship FAST, within 3 business days once payment is received. We are attending numerous events this fall & may be short of some of our soaps - they do take about 3 days to make! Thank you for your patience. Do not hesitate to specify if you need them shipped faster (as in, last minute gifts, parties, etc.)...we will accommodate our customers any way possible!
RECEIPTS / PACKING SLIPS: In an effort to save time and keep our shipping and handling costs low, we do not include receipts or packing slips in our retail orders. We do include receipts in our wholesale orders. If you need a receipt, you can print out a copy from your "Purchases" page on your Etsy account or let us know during checkout that you'd like us to include a receipt. Gift receipts are also available upon request.
We always combine shipping. We will refund any difference over $1 in estimated shipping cost and the actual shipping cost.
We do not ship internationally at this time.
Due to the nature of the product, we do not except returns.
Please Note: Because of our unique and extensive hand-made process, every soap bar may differ slightly in color from those pictured.