Olivewood Butter Dish
This simply styled butter dish 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 bowls down to spice spoons and heart keepsakes.
Measurements: 8" L x 3.25" W x 1" T
Country of Origin: Kenya
Care Instructions: Wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Rub wood lightly with mineral or olive oil before storing.*Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.
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.