Kenyan Olivewood Simple Spice Dish
This uniquely styled spice serving bowl is hand carved from wild olive wood by Kamba carvers in Kenya. A beautiful tree prized for its richly grained wood, wild olive is legally sourced by carving cooperatives from protected lands. To utilize the entire tree, artisans carve large and small pieces, from salad bowls down to spice spoons and heart keepsakes.
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 as a set that includes the spice bowl and two spoons. Bowl and spoons include batik dyed bone inlay. 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: Approximately 3" long x 3.25" wide x 0.25" high.
Fairly traded and handmade in Kenya.