Artfully carved from a single piece of wild olive wood using simple hand tools by Kenyan artisans, this rustic bowl showcases the beautiful natural wood-grain enhanced by decorative bone inlay with traditional African batik design.
Each piece is approximately 10-inches in diameter. Due to the hand-carved nature, actual size may vary by up to an inch.
Because these are made by hand using rudimentary hand tools, no two are identical and variations are to be appreciated and enjoyed by the consumer.
Story Behind the Art:
The bone is "batiked" which is an age old art process used in Africa. The patterns are applied by placing wax on the white bone and dipping the bone into a dark brown/black dye, resulting in the beautiful African mud cloth designs.
Meet the Maker : Jedando HandicraftsWorking with more than 100 individual carvers in Machakos, Kenya,Jedando Modern Handicrafts markets african handicrafts primarily made of wood and bone worldwide. Carving is a... read more