Handmade Olive Wood and Inlaid Bone 7-inch Bowl (Kenya)

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ITEM#: 13506369

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.

Product Features:
  • 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.

What is Worldstock?

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 Brown
Country of Origin Kenya
Product Features Handmade
Worldstock Worldstock
Dimensions See Details
Model Number KWFR08BI_554015
Country of Origin Kenya
  • Most Recent

  • Verified Purchase

    I actually thought this wooden bowl was larger. I couldn’t use it due to its small size. I read the measurement so it is, ultimately, my fault. It’s constructed well and is very pretty - I just have no use for it.

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  • Verified Purchase

    Birthday present for husband.Pleased with item

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  • Small pretty bowl
    Verified Purchase

    Nice for mixed nuts however it did crack from washing - not sure if it was hot or cold that made this crack.

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  • Love Primitives!
    Verified Purchase

    The carving on this bowl is a lot more even than similar pieces; I'd suppose it was at least partly done on a lathe. No problem, though, the zebra trim sets it apart from everyday bowls. Mine only had three sections of striping, but it was beautiful nonetheless! Great for salads and display.

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  • Cindy Provost
    Verified Purchase

    This beautiful, intricate bowl was purchased initially as a candy bowl. I have had so many compliments on it that it is a decoration now and not a candy bowl. Too exquisite.

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    "Why did you choose this product?"

    • A:

      I have several wooden bowls but this one is the first with inlaid bone.

    • A:

      l like the tribal look of it.

    • A:

      I have visited Kenya and love their handwork!

    • A:

      Can these bowls be used as salad bowls?

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