Olive and Bone Salad Servers, Kenya

These gorgeous salad servers are hand carved by talented artisans in a fair trade cooperative in Kenya.  They are crafted out of olive wood using only simple, rudimentary tools.  The handles are made from discarded animal bones which are "batiked" by placing wax on the white bone and then dipping it in a dark brown or black dye, resulting in unique patterns.  Each set will be slightly different, both in handle design and color as well as the shade and grain of the wood (see both photos for examples).

Measures 11" long.

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