Coffee Scoop - Bone Handle
Kamba artisans in Kenya hand carve this appealing coffee spoon from wild olive wood, a slow-growing tree with beautifully grained wood. The handle is adorned with bleached upcycled cow bone, hand carved to resemble the antlers of savanna antelopes like the topi, gazelle and waterbuck.
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Measurements: 6.5"L x 1.5"W
Material: Wild olive wood, upcycled cow bone.
Care Instructions: Hand wash the spoon in warm water, dry and rub lightly with oil.
Country of Origin: Kenya
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Swahili Modern
Swahili African Modern has been building relationships with African artisans for over 20 years. Founded by Leslie Mittelberg, an avid traveler with a heart for sustainable development & a head for business, Swahili represents thousands of artisans from one of the world's most diverse & enigmatic continents.
Swahili Modern is committed to planing long-term relationships with artisans in order to help Africans advance professionally & personally. They pay fairly and on time, so that artisans get rewarded for their hard work and can provide for their families. They also design products from sustainable or recycled materials and strive to keep our customers in touch with the talented artisans who create the products they love.
The wood and craftsmanship of the spoon is lovely. I especially love the delicate carving on the bone handle inlay. (Sustainabl sourced too!) This spoon has a spot on the counter by coffee. Too nice to throw in a drawer.