Olive Wood and Inlaid Bone 7-inch Bowl (Kenya)
This highly grained olive wood bowl is hand-carved in Kenya using rudimentary hand tools. In a gorgeous color, this bowl also features inlaid piece of discarded cow bone, batiked in a mudcloth pattern using traditional methods of was and dye.
ITEM#: 13506369This highly grained olive wood bowl is hand-carved in Kenya using rudimentary hand tools. In a gorgeous color, this bowl also features inlaid piece of discarded cow bone, batiked in a mudcloth pattern using traditional methods of was and dye.
- Hand-carved in Kenya
- Materials: Olive wood, cow bone
- Dimensions: 7 inches in diameter x 2.5 inches tall
Story Behind the Art:
Working with more than 100 individual carvers in Machakos, Kenya, Jedando Modern Handicrafts markets products 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.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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|Materials||Oilive Wood , Cow Bone|
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wonderful piece.i really enjoyed getting this bowl to add to my collection.Read More
Bought this for my daughter who said it's great for a single salad. She is thrilled with it. I had hoped it would be able to serve the family but it is not. Perhaps I'll get 3 more and then everyone can have their own.Read More
i mistakely imagined it to be bigger....it's the size of an individual salad bowl....in other words you'd need to buy several.. otherwise, it's really nice....i like it, just wish it were biggerRead More
High quality bowl with inlayed bone accents. Thick and richly colored wood. Imperfections in the shape and carving of the wood only enhance its tribal, authentic feel, IMO. Bought one for a friend and now I want my own!Read More
These bowls were okay, but not anything to write home about. From the top they looked good, but each one was less than symmetrical and each sat crooked. They were so dry, I immediately oiled them and set them aside for Christmas gifts, when I had bought them for myself.Read More
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