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Barware

Let our African barware collection  —coasters, bottle openers, wine stoppers, and more— enliven your entertaining and cooking.

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$24.00

This set of four napkin rings is hand carved in Kenya from beautiful olive wood. Each napkin ring is hand sanded to a silky smooth finish, and the natural grain of the wood makes each piece completely unique

Sold as a set of four. Each measures approximately 2”L x 2”W x 1.5”H. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash in warm water, dry promptly and rub with oil before storage.

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$28.00

These gorgeous rhino bottle stoppers are handblown from recycled glass in South Africa. A beautiful gift, or handcrafted staple in your kitchen, each sits atop a standard cork.

Sold individually, available in four different styles.

Rhino measures: 2.25"L x 1.25"W x 1.75"T.

Hippo measures: 1.75"L x 1.25"W x 2.75"T.

Giraffe measures: 1.5"L x 1.25"W x 4.5"T.

Elephant measures: 1.5"L x 1.25"W x 3.25"T.

Due to the handcrafted nature of these bottle stoppers, each may vary slightly.

$42.00

Kenyan wood carvers create unique coasters by carving discs of beautifully grained wild olive wood with dyed cow bone inlay. Sold a set of four, each of these all-natural decorative accessories are completely unique. Coasters should be wiped down with oil occasionally to keep the wood conditioned.

Sold as a set of four coasters. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 4"L x 4"W x 0.25"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$42.00

Kenyan wood carvers create unique coasters by carving discs of beautifully grained wild olive wood with white cow bone inlay. Sold a set of four, each of these all-natural decorative accessories are completely unique. Coasters should be wiped down with oil occasionally to keep the wood conditioned.

Sold as a set of four coasters. Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 4"L x 4"W x 0.25"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$12.00

This playful bottle opener is cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. A wonderful gift or addition to your own kitchen, handcrafted and fair trade.

Sold individually. Each measures 4"L x 1.25"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Roots of Creation is a South African company known for their innovate brass and metal products. They have been in the casting business for over 20 years, during which time they have built a reputation for high-quality and original product design.

$12.00

This beautiful bottle opener is cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. A wonderful gift or addition to your own kitchen, handcrafted and fair trade.

Sold individually. Measures 5.25"L x 1.5"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Roots of Creation is a South African company known for their innovate brass and metal products. They have been in the casting business for over 20 years, during which time they have built a reputation for high-quality and original product design.

$18.00

Kenyans artisans collect discarded cow bones from local ranches and give them new life as beautiful accessories.

The cow bone used for these bottle openers has been boiled and polished. The patterned bone is created by using wax batik method that turns the bone to a rich brown-black hue.

Measures 5.5-6.5"L x 1.5"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size and design may vary slightly.

About the Artisans:

Kenyans love roasted meat, be it beef, chicken or goat, and some Kenyan nomadic societies center life around the ownership of cattle. Kenyan butchers are happy to have eager hands to take useless bones off their hands, so they sell these unexpected craft materials to artisans for a small pittance. Talented Kenyan craftspeople utilize cow bones to create bold adornments that beautifully represent the nation's appreciation for cattle.

$28.00

These unique spoons, hand-carved by Kenyan artisans from bleached cow bone, bring a fun addition to the table.

The cow bone is boiled and polished. The patterned bone is created by using wax batik method that turns the bone to a rich brown-black hue.

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 1.25"W

Crafted from: Cow bone, dye

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

Talented Kenyan craftspeople utilize cow bones to create bold adornments that beautifully represent the nation's appreciation for cattle.

$18.00

Kenyan carvers artfully craft this essential kitchen tool from wild olive, a beautifully grained dense East African hardwood. Carved with a grooved head to squeeze the juice from lemons, limes and oranges, each juicer features a unique array of wood grain. With proper care, all-natural wild olive wood kitchen tools season well over time.

Care: hand wash in warm water, dry, and occasionally condition with olive oil.

Dimensions: 6.5"L x 2"W x 2"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, and their community.

$28.00

Hand-carved by Kamba artisans in Kenya, these cute little sugar spoons will bring joy each time you use them.

The spoons are carved from a single piece of sustainably sourced olive wood and will last for decades with simple care.

Dimensions: 5"L x 1"W x 0.5"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

$36.00

Perfect for your favorite chef or baker, these indispensable bowls are wonderful for holding spices and ingredients while cooking. The bowls can also double for holding dips or household items. Each bowl is hand-carved from solid olive wood and rests easily in the hand.

The Kamba carvers who craft these bowls travel into the bush in groups for safety and set up a makeshift camp at the site of the felled tree. Together, the carvers sit down and rough in the basic carving for items on their respective orders. Having a variety of items to work on allows the carvers to better utilize the tree. From large items like these bowls down to small pieces like earrings, the carvers hew a collection of beautiful shapes.

Large bowl measures 4"D x 2"T. Medium bowl measures 3"D x 1.5"T. Small bowl measures 2.5"D x 1.25"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

Made from olive wood. To care for this natural serving piece, hand-wash in warm water and rub lightly with a coat of olive or food safe mineral oil to ensure years of use.

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community.

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$36.00

This useful mortar and pestle is hand carved from beautifully grained wild olive wood by Kenyan artisans. Each piece is completely unique and simply constructed to serve for years.

Sold as a set with mortar and pestle. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: Mortar: 4"L x 4"W x 3.75"H Pestle: 1"L x 1"W x 7"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives of Kamba artists in Kenya to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of olive wood products, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community. The olive wood tree is sacred to Kenyans and appreciated worldwide for its beautiful grain patterns and durability.

$9.00

These African wine stoppers are cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. Each sits atop a standard sized cork and measures 1.75"T x 1.25"L.

Sold individually. Choose from Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Cheetah, Giraffe, or Hippo.

The stoppers come to us from an eco-friendly, brass casting company in Cape Town known its community outreach and original products.

About the Artisans:

Roots of Creation is a South African company known for their innovate brass and metal products. They have been in the casting business for over 20 years, during which time they have built a reputation for high-quality and original product design.

$9.00

These handcrafted penguin stoppers are cast from zinc and electroplated with a silver finish. Each penguin sits atop a standard sized cork.

Sold individually. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Care: Hand wash in warm water.

Approximate Size: 2.5"T

Made in: South Africa

About the Artisans:

Roots of Creation is a South African company known for their innovate brass and metal products. They have been in the casting business for over 20 years, during which time they have built a reputation for high-quality and original product design.

$9.00

These handcrafted stoppers are cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. Each heart sits atop a standard sized cork and measures 2"-2.5"H.

Sold individually. Choose from two different styles. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

The stoppers come to us from an eco-friendly, brass casting company in South Africa known for excellent quality control and a very personal touch.

About the Artisans:

Roots of Creation is a South African company known for their innovate brass and metal products. They have been in the casting business for over 20 years, during which time they have built a reputation for high-quality and original product design.

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$9.00

A momma giraffe stands over her child in this sweetly depicted scene that has been captured in brass. A sweet gift for the moms in your life, these wine cork figurines are cast from zinc and electroplated with an antique brass finish. The giraffes sit atop a standard sized cork, measuring in total 1.25"L x 1"W x 1.75"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur.

We work with a brass casting company in Cape Town that was grown from modest beginnings to become one of Africa's biggest casting producers. This friendly, eco-conscious company is known for stringent quality control and a very personal touch.

About the Artisans:

Roots of Creation is a South African company known for their innovative brass and metal products. They have been in the casting business for over 20 years, during which time they have built a reputation for high-quality and original product design.

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