Olivewood Condiment Bowls - Set of 3
Kamba wood carvers have a knack for creating works of functional art from the wood of the wild olive tree, a fixture of the East African countryside. This slow growing tree's wood is characterized by a rich undulating grain that lends individuality to each carved piece.
The harvest of wild olive is strictly controlled to ensure that this life-giving tree will exist for generations to come. Kamba carvers work every scrap of wood into a useful item, from large salad bowls down to tiny spoons, giving each tree a life and continuing history in locales far and wide from East Africa.
Handmade African bowls make unique gifts for any occasion. Handcarved from wild olivewood and other exotic hardwoods, each set has a unique pattern created by the natural grain of the wood.
Sold as a set of three.
Measurements: [Small] - 2.5" D x 1.25" T, [Medium] - 3" D x 1.5" T, [Large] - 4" D x 2" T
Country of Origin: Kenya
Care Instructions: Hand 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: Bemos Crafts
Judith Adhiambo, 33 years married and a mother of four children, has enjoyed the arts since her childhood. When Judith came to Nairobi in early 1998, she lived in Kibera slums. While living in poor conditions, she worked hard to gain the skill of beadworking. Several years later, she had perfected the art of jewelry-making, and found a job with a local craft group. She even started her own small business, in order to provide for her family.
Judith is grateful that her passion in art has helped pay school fees for her two children. She is also able to pay for her family’s daily needs, and she is thankful for the ability to do so!