Wild olive trees are protected in Kenya, so carvers must register with craft cooperatives to receive permits to harvest trees. To preserve the precious wood, artisans finds ways to use even slender branches and small scraps to create useful items for the home, like this slender spike-shaped serving spoon.
Sold singly. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly.
Care instructions: Hand wash in warm soapy water, rinse and dry. Rub wood lightly with mineral or olive oil before storing.
Dimensions: 7"L x 1.25"W x 0.5"HWe believe that hardworking African artisans, producers and export agents hold the key to their own personal success, and that the path to success requires a steady, committed pace. Swahili extends each artisan's channel of trade from local markets to the global marketplace, all the while providing artisans with options to work from the comfort of their own homes and communities. Secure in the knowledge that the fair payment they receive will not be reduced by traveling expenses, childcare costs and haggled prices, most artisans in the Swahili network promote their family's future by using earnings to put food on the table and pay educational expenses for their children.