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  Hand-Carved Giraffe Salad Serving Set
Hand Carved salad tongs


 
Handmade in Kenya, these salad servers are carved from one piece of wood. Each piece is hand painted and carved by hand. These salad tongs are a fun addition to any serving set - They are sure to attract complements. They are about 12 inches in length.
Our Price: $15.99
Material: Wood


Product Code: KWF009G_GIRAF_554003

Artisan Story
 
Jedando Modern Handicrafts - 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.

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.


Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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Giraffe Salad serving set January 8, 2014
Reviewer: Fabienne Wade from Haleiwa, HI United States  
Love them. Looking forward to giving them as gifts!

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A rare gift November 24, 2012
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Flagstaff, AZ United States  
The workmanship is wonderful and the carvings are very beautiful.  I thought these would make a great gift as I have looked for wooden salad tongs and never found anything like these anywhere.

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Purchase Review March 5, 2012
Reviewer: Kelly Leonard from Allentown, PA United States  
Very satisfied!

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