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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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$75.00

In these gorgeous natural works of art, Zimbabwean wood carvers highlight the beauty of sustainably sourced mahogany wood through simple, classic lines. Each bowl is handcrafted so each may vary slightly.

Sold individually. Choose from three sizes:

[Small] 13-14"D x 5"T

[Medium] 15-16"D x 5"T

[Large] 17-18.5"D x 5"T

[Extra Large] 19-20"W x 5"H

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

Due to the handcrafted nature of these bowls, variation is expected.

Made in: Zimbabwe

About the Artisans:

African mahogany, or Khaya anthotheca, yields one of the most important woods in many parts of Africa. It is hard, works easily and has a handsome grain, making it a beautiful wood for carvers to create these stunning salad bowls .

$76.00

Hand carved from wild olive wood by Kenyan wood carvers, this stylish set of serving bowls offers a trio of sizes and nests together for storage. Finished with dyed cow bone, this set is a beautiful fair trade addition to any kitchen.

Sold as a set of three. Natural wood grain and bone inlay will vary.

Dimensions:
Small: 4"L x 4"W x 1.25"H
Medium:  6"L x 5.5"W x 1.75"H
Large:  7"L x 7"W x 2.25"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood, cow bone

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

Kenyan wood carvers craft this double well serving bowl from beautifully grained wild olive wood, then add a simple cow bone inlay with etched black lines on each end.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item made from a natural material, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:  7.5"L x 4"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood, cow bone

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 craft this triple well serving bowl from beautifully grained wild olive wood, then add a simple cow bone inlay with etched black lines on each end.

Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item made from a natural material, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions:  12"L x 4"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood, cow bone

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.

$68.00

Kamba wood carvers in Kenya hand carve all natural wooden serving bowls from richly grained and sustainably sourced wild olive wood, a species indigenous to East Africa.

This all-natural double serving bowl is perfect for serving two small sides or condiments.

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

Dimensions:  11"L x 5.5"W x 1.5"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood, cow bone

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.

$58.00

Perfect for your favorite chef, these indispensable bowls hand carved from sustainably sourced Kenyan wild olive wood are wonderful for serving side dishes or snacks.

Sold as a set of three, these beautiful bowls complement our other wild olive wood serving pieces.

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

Dimensions:
Small: 6"L x 3.5"W x 1"H
Med: 7.5"L x 4.5"W x 1.25"H
Large: 10"L x 5.5"W x 1.5"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 olive wood products, with marked improvements being seen for the individual, their families, the community. 

$74.00

Kamba wood carvers in Kenya hand-carve each of these stunning salad bowls from the richly grained wood of the wild olive tree, a species indigenous to East Africa. The food-safe bowl is characterized by a pleasing oval shape and visually appealing grain patterns.

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

Dimensions: 13.5" x 7.5"

Crafted from: olive wood

Made in: Kenya

To care for this natural serving piece, hand-wash in warm water. Occasionally oiling the wood will ensure years of beauty and usage.

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.

$72.00

These three serving trays are sized perfectly for baguettes and crackers, but look great serving most anything. Natural bone inlay and batik-dyed inlay adds a touch of Kenyan style.

Small measures 12"L x 2.75"W. Medium measures 13.5"L x 3"W. Large measures 15.5"L x 3.5"WT. 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.

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$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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$21.00

These small serving trays are hand-carved by Kenyan artisans into the shape of a flower petal. Made from wild olive wood, a richly grained and carefully managed hardwood found throughout East Africa.

Choose from 3 sizes:

Small: 5"L x 4"W x 1"H
Medium: 6"L x 5"W x 1"H
Large: 8.5"L x 7"W x 1.5"H

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

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.

$21.00

Hand carved from sustainably sourced wood in Kenya, our fromage tray is perfect for presenting gourmet cheeses at your next gathering. The handle features a hole for hanging when not in use.

Because this item is handmade from a natural material, variations in grain and coloration are to be expected. For best care, hand wash and occasionally rub with olive oil.

Sold individually.

Approximate Size: 8"L x 4.25"W

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, with marked improvements being seen both for the individual and the community.

$28.00

Kenyan artisans hand carve beautifully grained wild olive wood in the shape of a pineapple to create a charming small serving bowl. The leaves of the pineapple form the handle, and the flattened bottom keeps the bowl stable on the tabletop.

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

Hand wash in warm water, dry promptly and rub with food-safe oil before storage.

Dimensions: 7.5"L x 3"W x 1.25"H

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, with marked improvements being seen both for the individual and the community.

$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.

Two matching spoons are included. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Hand wash for best care.

To care for this lovely natural serving piece, hand wash in warm water, dry and rub lightly with a coat of olive or food safe mineral oil.

Dimensions: 4"L x 2"W x 1.5"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.

$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.

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

To care for this lovely natural serving piece, hand wash in warm water, dry and rub lightly with a coat of olive or food safe mineral oil.

Dimensions: 5.5"L x 2"W

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.

$22.00

This unique tray, hand carved from beautifully grained wild olive wood, features three wells for condiments, spices, sweets and more, as well as a substantial handle.

Because this item is handmade from a natural material, variations in grain and coloration are to be expected.

Size may vary slightly. For best care, hand wash and occasionally rub with olive oil.

Dimensions: 10.5"L x 2.5"W x 0.75"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.

$22.00

This gorgeous spice bowl and spoon are hand-carved from single pieces of wild olive wood African artisans. Each piece is sanded to a smooth finish, displaying the beautiful grain patterns.

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

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3"W x 1.5"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 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

This lovely little serving set features two hand carved wild olive wood cups with individual spoons. Perfect for serving condiments, sauces or spices, each is unique.

Sold as a set of two cups and two spoons (four pieces total). Because these are handcrafted items, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 1.75"L x 1.75"W x 1.5"H (cup), 2.25"L x 0.75"W x 0.5"H (spoon)

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.

$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.

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

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

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.5"W x 1"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood, cow bone, dye

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.

$18.00

This useful little dish is carved from wild olive wood in Kenya. Pieces of dyed, sanitized bone are inlaid into the edges.

Each bowl has a unique pattern created by the natural grain of the wood. Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, slight variation may occur. Sold individually. 

Dimensions: 3.5"L x 3.5"W x 1.25"H

Crafted from: Wood, cow bone

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, with marked improvements being seen both for the individual and the community.

$68.00

Carefully hand carved by artisans in Kenya from wild olive wood and designed to nest together when in storage, this set of 3 heart-shaped bowls can be used to serve food or hold small objects.

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

Dimensions:
Small: 4"L x 3.5"W x 1"H
Med: 6"L x 5.5"W x 1.5"H
Large: 8"L x 7"W x 2"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood

Made in: Kenya

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.

$10.00

These sweet bowls are hand-carved from the olive wood tree in Kenya, with special care being taken to highlight interesting areas of the wood's grain and natural curvature. These can be filled with treats, condiments, nuts, etc. and are useful for entertaining.

Sold individually.

Dimensions: 1.25 L x 2W

Crafted from: olive wood

Made in: Kenya

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.

$64.00

Sold as a set of two, these richly grained bowls are carved by Kamba people living in the bush of Eastern Kenya using sustainably sourced olive wood.

Small measures 6"L x 5.75"W. Large measures 8"L x 6"W. 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.

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$42.00

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.

Hand carved from legally sourced wild olive wood, each tray is a spectacular and one-of-a-kind piece of functional art. Dyed cow bone inlay adorns the handle.

To care for wild olive wood serving pieces, wipe clean with a damp cloth, dry and rub lightly with olive or mineral oil before storing.

Dimensions: 12"L x 6" W

Crafted from: Wild olive wood and bone

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 hand carve this useful mortar and pestle from beautifully grained wild olive wood. 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: 5.25"L x 5.25"W x 3.5"H Pestle: 1.25"L x 1.25"W x 8"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

This charming cream & sugar serving set is crafted by talented artisans in Kenya from hand carved wild olive wood. The set includes a small sugar spoon, sugar dish and spouted creamer, all of which nest together nicely.

[Small Mug] = 1.75"T x 2.5W x 1.5T. [Large Mug] 2"T x 3.25"W x 1.75T. 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 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.

$42.00

This set of small wooden bowls is great for culinary enthusiasts. Each bowl is hand carved from wild olive wood, a beautiful hardwood native to Eastern Africa, by the Kamba people of Kenya. The inlay of cow bone with a batik pattern adds a special touch.

Sizes: L: 4"D x 2"T. M: 3"D x 1.5"T. S: 2"D x 1"T. 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.

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$15.00

These all-natural spice cups are hand-carved from sanitized cow bone in Kenya. The cups retain the natural beige coloration and marbling of the bone.

Dimensions:
Spoon: 2.5"L
Cup: 1.5"L x 1.25"W x 0.75"H

Crafted from: Bone

Made in: Kenya

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.

$55.00

Wood carvers in Zimbabwe transform beautifully grained mahogany into stunning wooden salad bowls. While the grain and coloration of mahogany can vary, every bowl is a showpiece.

Sold singly. Because these are handmade bowls crafted from wood, each will vary slightly.

Dimensions: 13-14"L x 13-14"W x 4"H (size may vary slightly)

Crafted from: Mahogany wood

Made in: Zimbabwe

About the Artisans:

African mahogany, or Khaya anthotheca, yields one of the most important woods in many parts of Africa. It is hard, works easily and has a handsome grain, making it a beautiful wood for carvers to create these stunning salad bowls .

$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.

Sold singly. 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: 4.5"L x 3.5"W x 1"H

Crafted from: Wild olive wood, cow bone, dye

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.

$32.00

This beautiful and indispensable divided serving bowl, hand carved from sustainably sourced Kenyan wild olive wood, makes a great addition to your table.

This beautiful divided serving bowl makes a stylish addition to the tabletop.

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

Dimensions: 8"L x 8"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, the community.

$42.00

Two lovely hand-carved condiment bowls made by East African artisans from wild olive wood will add a beautiful accent to your dining and entertaining events.

Dimensions:
Small: 5.25"L x 3"W x 1"H
Large: 7"L x 3.5"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 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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