These 11 inch salad servers are carved in mpingo wood ("African ebony")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.
Meet the Artisans
Working 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 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".