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ITEM#: 927605

An accent piece that is simplistic yet grounded in West African cultural tradition, this decorative fruit bowl makes a marvelous addition to any home.
  • Pattern and design from the Ashanti tribe
  • Handmade from rich, dark native wood, and is uniquely designed
  • Measures 11 inches in diameter x 4 inches high
The Story Behind the Product

Akwasi Agyeman was born into a family of 12 children in the small tribal village of Foase in Ghana, West Africa. The family was so poor that Akwasi was limited to only a 7th grade education in order to help his father farm to feed the family. In 7th grade his teacher asked each of them to make something for art class. Akwasi produced a Fertility Doll as his project and amazed the teacher. Akwasi knew then he had a natural talent for carving. After ten years and with the help of Fair trade Akwasi is now married with two handsome boys. He employs 15 people and has built a small three bedroom house for his family. Akwasi and his fellow artisans hope you enjoy their work.

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.
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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Material Wood
Type Bowls
Color Black
Country of Origin Ghana
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions 11in. L x 11 in. W x 4 in. H
Model Number AC174-A
Country of Origin Ghana

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  • bowlin' me over
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    I loved the bowl immediate upon receiving it. I am happy with the quality, the look and the price.

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  • Satisfied
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    Bowls a bit small. I don't hate it but I sure don't "love" it either.

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  • Beautiful decor piece!
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    I've had this piece for awhile now...just as beautiful as the day I received it!

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  • Beautiful Carved Wood
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    This bowl compliments my African decor empty and as a candy bowl.

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  • Tribal Bowl - so Excellent
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    Love this bowl. Sits on the kitchen table, proudly displayed. Couldn't have gotten a nicer bowl without traveling to Africa.

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  • Most Helpful

  • It's just perfect!
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    I am extremely pleased with my African Fruit Bowl. It is unique and garners comments from friends and family all the time. There are irregularities in construction and finish which make it even more special -- it's handmade after all. The size is just right for my counter top -- I am very happy with the product. It was delivered very quickly too and the price was unbelievable. I highly recommend it to all.

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  • I love this bowl! Very simple yet elegant in a rustic sort of way! As soon as I saw it I had to have it and as usual, I am not disappointed with anything I have gotten from I love that I can get things from all over the world without having to go there, although, that would be even great! Thanks for getting me as close to Africa as possible!!

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  • Artistic, simple, elegant...
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    I love everything about this bowl. Even better than pictured. It sits on my kitchen table and complements it beautifully ~ I love looking at it and I also like its uniqueness. An odd combination of folk art and elegance is perfectly captured in this bowl! While I would like to imagine it being lovingly handcarved by an individual in Ghana, I am pretty sure it's a bit more mass produced than that...still, with its slight imperfections, it has a stamp of individuality that connects people somehow. Thanks OS for these Worldstock items.

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  • A touch of Africa
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    This was a gift for my sister. She spent time in Africa teaching and has much African decor throughout her house. She loved the bowl and felt it was very authentic. I highly recommend as a gift for anyone with African themed decor or an interest in African art/culture.

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  • Good quality, small size

    I really liked the looks of this bowl and thought it would be great on a ledge in my African-theme bedroom. It is MUCH smaller than it appears in the picture. I was expecting something the size of a large fruit bowl but this is barely bigger than a cereal bowl. I'd recommend it for the price and quality but don't be fooled by the size.

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