Kenyan Olivewood + Bone Spiral Handled Coffee Spoon
Kamba artisans in Kenya hand carve this appealing sugar spoon from wild olive wood, a slow-growing tree with beautifully grained wood. The handle is adorned with bleached cow bone, hand carved to resemble the antlers of savanna antelopes like the topi, gazelle and waterbuck.
Swahili African Modern is a fair trade import, design and distribution company based in Eugene, Oregon. Founder Leslie Mittelberg lived in Kenya and fell in love with African artistry. Upon returning to the US in 1995, she founded her company and named it in honor of the people of East Africa whose artistry inspired her. Swahili now has a large network that includes individual markers, export agents, and micro-enterprises in nations all over Africa.
Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.
Care: hand wash in warm water, dry and rub lightly with a coat of olive or food safe mineral oil.
Dimensions: 6.5" long x 1.5" wide.
Fairly traded and handmade in Kenya.