Handcarved from old and dead olive tree stumps on the Kahero Farm in Kenya, these little pots (comes with the spoon) are full of character.
Whether you use it for salt, spices or just as a piece of decor, they are sure to be a charming addition to your kitchen/dining space.
Each pot is unique and is approximately 2.5 - 3 inches in diameter. The image is representative only - the pot is carved from natural wood with the most elemental of tools. Each piece might vary in color, shape and texture depending on the stump used and the artisan's creativity.
Working with more than 100 individual carvers in Machakos, Kenya, Jedando Modern Handicrafts markets African handicrafts primarily made of wood and bone worldwide.
Carving is a tradition in Kenya with the children learning the craft from their parents. Carved by hand using only rudimentary hand tools, olive wood bowls, salad serving sets, and animal-shaped napkin rings take shape from pieces of olive wood, mahogany, and mpingo, or "African Ebony".
An integral part of the organization's function is to educate the craftspeople on the need for reforestation to enable the products to be available for years to come and offer a sustainable income for generations.
While wood carving provides the major income for many in the Machakos area, other craftspeople earn a living by further enhancing the products including painting the napkin rings and carving discarded animal bone for the handles of salad serving sets.
Often the bone is "batiked" by placing wax on the white bone and dipping the bone a dark brown/black dye, resulting in patterns African mud cloth designs.
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