Kenyan Olive Wood Salad Servers
Serve in style with this stunning salad set. Each piece of our olive wood tableware collection is hand-carved in Kenya from fallen trees. They are rubbed with sunflower oil to bring out their rich color and preserve their natural beauty. Please be aware that no two pieces will be identical and they will vary slightly in size. Handwash only.
Kibwezi, Kenya has long been known for its skilled carvers who transform fallen wood into functional works of art. Using only basic hand tools, this skill is passed from father to son and requires years of patient practice to master. Hand-carving was long considered a highly respected profession but has seen a slow decline in recent decades as younger generations move out of rural villages in search of urban jobs. Collins, however, was determined to follow in his family’s long tradition of woodwork. Since 2009 his team has grown to 80 artisans and has breathed renewed life into a dwindling craft. With products now exported globally, their skill and dedication has begun to attract a new generation of hand-carvers ensuring the future of this craft.
From Acacia Creations:
"We are committed to paying fair wages and creating safe, dignified, and joy-filled working conditions. We seek to encourage our artisans in their future endeavors through programs that support their families, communities, education, and healthcare. By working directly with our artisans, we are able to create sustainable relationships. As a result, we’ve seen them expand their skills and take their businesses to new heights.
We believe beauty shouldn’t contradict sustainable living, for in pure and fair practices, therein lies the truest of beauties - the life giving honorable work of human hands."