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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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$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.

$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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$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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$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

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