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  11-Inch Olive Wood Salad Serving Set
Fair Trade Gifts - Olive Wood Salad Serving Set 11 inch


 
These 11 inch salad servers are carved from olive wood with a cow bone handle. The patterns on the handles are created by melting wax on the white bone and dipping the handles in a dark dye.  Treated with oil they should last a life time. Handle designs will vary.
Our Price: $24.99


Product Code: KWF009

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.


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My friends loved the gift November 15, 2011
Reviewer: Avi Black from Berkeley, CA United States  
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Review purchase May 31, 2011
Reviewer: Arbie Hansen from Albuquerque, NM United States  
This was a gift for a friend.  She is very happy with it.

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