For simplified serving, stock up on these shapely wild olive wood bowls, hand carved by Kamba artisans in eastern Kenya. A wonderful way to display crackers for your wine and cheese party, or fill them with mints and mixed nuts at the wedding reception. Their simplified shape and the beautiful grain of the wild olive wood will add an earthy element to your table.
Size: 12"L x 3"W x 1.25"T. Materials: wood.
At Swahili Modern, we believe that adaptation helps traditional African craft forms thrive. Artisans can earn a living from the comfort of home by doing creative work, so they have options beyond seeking work in cities. Through export, skills inherited through generations—sometimes with deep-rooted cultural significance—continue to bring meaning, stability, and a sense of pride to entire communities.