The Peace Cranes are 2 inches tall and are handmade from soapstone in Kenya.
This is their inspiration:
Sadako Sasaki was a Japanese girl living in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan (August 6, 1945). In 1955, at age 11, Sadako was diagnosed with leukemia, a type of cancer caused by the atomic bomb.
While in the hospital, Sadako started to fold paper cranes. There is a belief that if you fold 1000 paper cranes, your wish will come true.
Sadako died on October 25, 1955. She was 12 years old and had folded over 1300 paper cranes. Sadako's friends and classmates raised money to build a memorial in honor of Sadako and other atomic bomb victims. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial was completed in 1958 and has a statue of Sadako holding a golden crane. At the base is a plaque that says:
This is our cry.
This is our prayer.
Peace in the world.
More colors coming soon.