Olive Wood Set of Three Servers
Hand carved by master wood workers of the Kamba tribe of Kenya, these olive wood servers are both beautiful and functional - a perfect serving set for bread, fruit, appetizers, snacks or for use in the office for pens and other tools. Properly maintained, these bowl will last for generations.
Olive wood, indigenous to Kenya, is legally sourced from sustainably managed lands, and the artists take great care to use every scrap of wood possible to maximize production and minimize waste.
To maintain olive wood properly, wash by hand and towel dry, then apply a thin coat of olive oil or food grade mineral oil and rub into the wood, wiping away any excess. This simple process will give the wood a deeper and deeper luster with time and create an almost impregnable barrier against moisture over time. My mother has an olive wood salad bowl that she has maintained carefully for 40+ years which looks lacquered due to the repeated oil treatments - and can easily hold a salad all evening and get wiped dry afterwards.
Imported into the US by a Fair Trade Federation member organization, funds raised from selling this product support a variety of community programs including education, women's empowerment and clean water.
Large server measures 15.5" in length by 3.5" in width, medium server measures 13.5" in length by 3" in width, and small server measures 12" in length by 2.75" in width. Each server is nearly flat with a .5"raised lip on all edges.
Handmade in Kenya