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Wooden Bowls & Trays

Our hand carved African wooden salad bowls, serving bowls, and trays bring the earthy beauty of all-natural serving pieces to the dining table.

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$22.00

Wood carvers in Kenya transform richly grained wild olive wood into this small divided dish. A lovely way to offer a duo of dipping sauces, each dish is adorned with two small pieces of batik dyed cow bone inlay.

Measures approximately 5"L x 4"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash.

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.

$68.00

Kenyan wood artisans showcase the beauty of locally-sourced mahogany in this line of sleek serving bowls. Each bowl is carved by hand into a classic oval shape, sanded to a buttery soft finish, and lightly oiled to highlight the wood's gorgeous grain and protect the surface for years of use.

Choose several bowls to add a stunning modern African touch to your dining!

Small measures 8"L; Medium 12"L; Large 16"L; Extra Large 18"L. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. For best care, hand wash and occasionally rub with olive oil.

About the Artisans:

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

$96.00

This set of three oval serving bowls is a beautiful staple for your kitchen. Handcrafted from richly grained and sustainably sourced olive wood, these fair trade pieces also make great gifts.

Small measures 11"L x 5"W x 1"T. Medium measures 13"L x 6.5"W x 1.25"T. Large measures 15"L x 7"W x 1.75"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of these items, slight variation may occur. Hand wash for best care.

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

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.

$36.00

You'll get years of use of out this beautiful cheese board, made from solid olive wood and enhanced with batik-dyed cow bone inlay. So easy to grab and use, the wood grain makes cheese look lovely.

Board measures 12" long x 6" wide, though sizes may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of this product.

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.

$18.00

Add a touch of natural elegance to your table this season with this simply designed butter dish, hand carved from wild olive wood by Kamba carvers in Kenya.

Measures 8"L x 3.25"W x 1"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash; treat with a light coat of 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

Sized to hold a sleeve of crackers, this wooden African bowl adds natural, handmade beauty to your dining table.

Each bowl is hand-carved by Kamba people living in the bush of Eastern Kenya. The bowl's simple shape allows for the the dramatic grain of the olivewood tree to shine through.

Measures 12"L x 3"W x 1.25"T. Size may vary slightly. For best care, hand wash and occasionally rub with olive oil.

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.

$25.00

Wood carvers in Kenya transform richly grained wild olive wood into this condiment dish with matching spoons. Use it on the table for spices, dipping sauces, or other condiments. A beautiful tree prized for its richly grained wood, wild olive is legally sourced by carving cooperatives. Artisans carve large and small pieces, from salad bowls down to spice spoons, to use the entire tree without waste.

Measures 5.5"L x 2"W. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash.

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.

$18.00

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Add a touch of natural elegance to your table this season with this set of simple spice dishes, hand carved from wild olive wood by Kamba carvers in Kenya.

Sold as a set of two. Each measures 3"L x 3.25"W x 0.25"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, each will vary slightly. Hand wash; treat with a light coat of 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 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.

$18.00

Wood carvers in Kenya transform richly grained wild olive wood into this small divided dish which can be used for spices or a duo of dipping sauces.

Measures approximately 4.5"L x 3.5"W x 1"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash.

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.

$20.00

These unique spice bowls are hand-carved by Kamba people living in the bush of Eastern Kenya. The bowls are carved from the African olive wood tree, with special care being taken to retain interesting areas of the wood's grain and natural curvature.

Natural bone inlay adds a touch of Kenyan style. Two matching spoons are included.

Measures 4"L x 2"W x 1.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash for best care.

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.

$22.00

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These unique spice bowls are hand-carved by Kamba people living in the bush of Eastern Kenya. The bowls are carved from the African olive wood tree, with special care being taken to retain interesting areas of the wood's grain and natural curvature.

Natural bone inlay adds a touch of Kenyan style. Two matching spoons are included.

Measures 4"L x 2"W x 1.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash for best care.

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.

$20.00

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These unique spice bowls are hand-carved by Kamba people living in the bush of Eastern Kenya. The bowls are carved from the African olive wood tree, with special care being taken to retain interesting areas of the wood's grain and natural curvature.

Two matching spoons are included. Measures 4"L x 2"W x 1.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash for best care.

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 all-natural spice cups are hand-carved from sanitized cow bone in Kenya. A traditional batik dying process gives the cups their dark brown color and designs.

Measures 1.5"L x 1.25"W x 0.75"T and includes a tiny spoon. The cups are ideal for salt and pepper, and also make great gifts!

Size and design will vary due to the handmade nature of this product.

About the Artisans:

Joseph operates a small jewelry and accessories workshop in his home in Nairobi's Mathare neighborhood. Together with two talented young men, he crafts beautiful adornments from readily available and iconic Kenyan materials.

$18.00

Wood artisans in Zambia hand carve these beautiful small bowls in a rustic, rough-hewn heart shape. When paired with the matching spoon, the bowl is perfect for serving condiments, olives or small desserts. Teak has a lovely dark tone and intricate grain, so a light coating of oil highlights the natural beauty of these handmade serving pieces.

Size: [Bowl] 4"L x 3.25"W x 0.5"T; [Spoon] 3.5"L x 0.5"W x 0.25"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. For best care, hand wash and occasionally rub with olive oil.

About the Artisans:

These gentlemen work from a small thatched roof hut workshop inside a historic village in Lusaka, Zambia. Built in the 1930s and 40s as what the Zambian government considered appropriate housing for single male workers, a few thatched huts, or rondavels, have been restored to serve as artisan workshops. Tourists and locals visit Kabwata Cultural Village for locally-crafted gifts and souvenirs, as well as traditional performances of song and dance. The men who comprise the small group known as "Carvers of Kabwata Cultural Village" carve beautiful wooden bowls from muzumina and teak. The carvers are proud to now export their handcrafted serving pieces to the United States.

$28.00

This rustic, rough-hewn heart shape serving dish is handcrafted by wood carvers in Zambia. Teak has a lovely dark tone and intricate grain, so a light coating of oil highlights the natural beauty of these handmade serving pieces.

Measures 6"L x 5.5"W x 1.5"T. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. For best care, hand wash and occasionally rub with food safe oil.

About the Artisans:

These gentlemen work from a small thatched roof hut workshop inside a historic village in Lusaka, Zambia. Built in the 1930s and 40s as what the Zambian government considered appropriate housing for single male workers, a few thatched huts, or rondavels, have been restored to serve as artisan workshops. Tourists and locals visit Kabwata Cultural Village for locally-crafted gifts and souvenirs, as well as traditional performances of song and dance. The men who comprise the small group known as "Carvers of Kabwata Cultural Village" carve beautiful wooden bowls from muzumina and teak. The carvers are proud to now export their handcrafted serving pieces to the United States.

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