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Utensils and Barware

Let our African barware and kitchen serveware collection—coasters, bottle openers, wine stoppers, cocktail picks, and serving utensils—enliven your entertaining and cooking.

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$15.00

The rich color and grain of wild olive wood complements the unique, organic shape of our African chopsticks, which are carved by hand by artisans in Kenya. Fair trade.

Sold in a pair of 2 chopsticks. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Made from wild olive wood.

Approximate Size: 8"L

Made in: Kenya

Care: Hand wash in warm water and occasionally rub with olive oil.

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

This set of 3 wild olive wood utensils, including a fork, spoon and spreader, are crafted by Kamba artisans in Kenya and feature bone handles hand carved to resemble the antlers of savanna antelopes like the topi, gazelle and waterbuck.

Size: [Spreader] 1.5"W x 6.5"T [Spoon] 1"W x 6.5"T [Fork] 1"D x 6.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. The utensils will last for decades with simple care. Care instructions: Hand wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Rub wood lightly with mineral or olive oil before storing.

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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.

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$24.00

Depart from the ordinary with this solid olive wood serving spoon that features a weaving "puzzle" design on the spoon's base. This solid wood spoon is cut from a single piece of olive wood and is destined to be one of your favorite serving pieces for years to come.

Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Made from wild olive wood. To care for this all-natural serving utensil, simply wash in warm water with a mild detergent.

Dimensions: 11.5 L x 3.25 spoon diameter

Crafted from: 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.

$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.

$22.00

Handcrafted in Kenya and designed to fit naturally in the hand, this solid olive wood ladle is a beautiful utensil for any chef. Kenyan artisans hand-carve the ladle from wild olive wood, a durable and sustainable tree native to East Africa.

The spoons are carved from a single piece of sustainably sourced olive wood and will last for decades with simple care. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

Dimensions: 12"L x 3.25"W

Crafted from: Wild olive wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

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

$16.00

Wild olive wood grows in protected areas in Kenya, and offers a beautiful wood grain and durability for these little spoons. Bright sunny beads adorn the handle and add a recognizable African touch.

Each measures 4"L x 1.25"W x 0.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. The spoons, carved from a single piece of sustainably sourced olive wood, will last for decades with simple care. Care instructions: Hand wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Rub wood lightly with mineral or olive oil before storing.

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

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.

$38.00

Hand-carved by Kamba artisans in Kenya, this set of three stylish and practical spoons are a great addition to any kitchen.

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

Large: 8"L x 2.5"W x 0.5"T Medium: 7"L x 2.25"W x 0.5"T Small: 6"L x 2"W x 0.25"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. 

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.

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$16.00

This useful rice scoop is carefully handcrafted from beautifully grained wild olive wood by talented Kenyan artisans.

Measures 6.5"L x 3"W x 1.25"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, size may vary slightly.

Care: hand-wash in warm water, completely dry, and occasionally rub with oil.

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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$18.00

This African handmade kitchen utensil not only showcases the beautiful grain of wild olive wood but offers a cooking staple.

Measures 13"L x 3"W x 1"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Rub wood lightly with mineral or olive oil before storing.

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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$16.00

Wild olive wood, grown in protected areas in Kenya, offers a beautiful wood grain and durability for these handy spoons. Lime beads accented with white adorn the handle and add a recognizable African touch.

Sold as a set of four spoons. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.

Care instructions: Hand wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Rub wood lightly with mineral or olive oil before storing.

Dimensions: 4"L x 1.25"W x 0.5"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood, glass beads

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.

$32.00

Kenyan artisans salvage small scraps of wild olive wood to create these elegantly simple spoons with eyelet cut outs. The spoons are sanded to a smooth finish, displaying the beautiful grain patterns.

This set makes a lovely, unique gift!

Hand wash. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, slight variation may occur.

Dimensions: 6"L x 2.25"W x 0.5"H (size varies slightly)

Crafted from: Wild olive wood

Made in: Kenya

About the Artisans:

We work with representatives with Kamba artists to obtain these hand-carved works of beauty derived from the olive wood tree. The artisans benefit greatly from the sale of their works, wtih marked improvements being seen both for the individual and 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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$24.00

Kamba artisans in Kenya hand carve this beautifully useful wooden cooking spoon from wild olive wood. The creamy white cow bone handle is dressed up with a dyed zigzag pattern.

The spoons are carved from a single piece of sustainably sourced olive wood. Care: hand wash in warm water, dry, and occasionally condition with olive oil. Measures 12"L x 3.5"W x 1"H.

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.

$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.

$24.00

Kamba artisans in Kenya hand carve this beautifully useful wooden cooking spoon from wild olive wood. The carved cow bone handle features a batik-dyed polka dot pattern.

The spoons are carved from a single piece of sustainably sourced olive wood. Care: hand wash in warm water, dry, and occasionally condition with olive oil. Measures 12"L x 3.5"W x 1"H.

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.

$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.

$14.00

Kenyan artisans create these small stylish but practical handmade spoons from wild olive wood and cow bone adorned with simple black lines. Handcrafted spoons make a great gift, especially when paired with African coffee or tea.

Sold SINGLY. Each measures 6.5" long. Size may vary slightly. Etched bone patterns will vary.

Care: hand-wash in warm water, completely dry, and occasionally rub with oil.

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

Kenyan artisans create these stylish handmade coffee scoops from wild olive wood and batik-dyed cow bone adorned with simple patterns. Handcrafted spoons make a great gift, especially when paired with African coffee or tea.

Sold individually. Each measures 6.5"L x 1.5"W x 1"T. Size may vary slightly. Batik patterns on handles will vary.

Care: hand-wash in warm water, completely dry, and occasionally rub with oil.

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.

$14.00

Teak, with its lovely dark tone and intricate grain, only needs a light coating of oil to highlight the natural beauty of these handmade and unique serving pieces.

Each spoon measures 14"L. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, slight variation may occur.

About the Artisans:

Baikiaea plurijuga (Zambezi teak) is creatively used by artisans in Zambia to create beautiful and yet practical kitchen utensils.

$10.00

Kenyan artisans create these handmade coffee scoops from wild olive wood. Handcrafted spoons make a great gift, especially when paired with loose leaf coffee or tea.

Dimensions: 6.5"L x 1.5"W x 1"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood

Made in: Kenya

Care: hand-wash in warm water, completely dry, and occasionally rub with oil.

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.

$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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$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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