salad servers & spoons

olive wood salad servers

Wood carvers from Africa are coming into their own, creating these beautiful sustainable olive wood salad servers. Hand-crafted with bleached animal bone on a rounded edge, giving a natural feel when tossing and serving salad.

Rub some olive oil on them every now and then after a wash to keep them long lasting.

Beautiful for home or as a little  fair trade gift.

 

Measurement – 21 cms,

 

Hand Crafted, Fair Trade, East Africa

Wood carving in Kenya provides valuable income to many people in local communities where paid employment can be very scarce.

 

In the Neem Machakos district, south east of Nairobi, olive wood is being used in place of traditional timbers such as mahogany & ebony in a bid to aid in the reforestation of these timbers.


The carvers from the Kamba tribe obtain permits and supplement their agricultural income through carving. Discarded bone is bleached and dyed using the batik process, before being used for handles and decorations.




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