Serve in style with this boldly patterned salad set. Each piece of our olive wood tableware collection is hand-carved in Kenya from fallen trees. They are rubbed with sunflower oil to bring out their rich color and preserve their natural beauty. Please be aware that no two pieces will be identical and they will vary slightly in size. Handwash only. Handcarved from olive wood. Approx. 12 inches long. Treated with food-safe sunflower oil
Hand wash with warm, soapy water and towel dry.
Meet the Artisan
Kibwezi, Kenya has long been known for its skilled carvers who transform fallen wood into functional works of art. Using only basic hand tools, this skill is passed from father to son and requires years of patient practice to master. Hand-carving was long considered a highly respected profession but has seen a slow decline in recent decades as younger generations move out of rural villages in search of urban jobs. Collins, however, was determined to follow in his family’s long tradition of woodwork. Since 2009 his team has grown to 80 artisans and has breathed renewed life into a dwindling craft. The entire community benefits from this skilled trade.