These hand carved sustainably sourced wild olive wood chopsticks are a staple in co-founder Bee's kitchen, where oriental cuisine is often on the menu. Crafted to fair trade standards, they'll feel as good as the food you're eating with them.
Please note, the sushi tray pictured is not included.
ARTISANS & VALUES
The contemporary wooden products on sale here at Artisans & Adventurers are hand carved in a Nairobi workshop run by one of the founders of the popular Maasai Market in Westlands, Zephania.
These items are made from Wild Olive wood that is all sustainably sourced from Zephania’s own plantations in his hometown, Kissi, where he continually re-plants trees.
Read more about our Artisans here.
Materials: Wild Olive Wood.
Olive wood has an excellent reputation for being harder and less porous than other woods. We recommend hand washing your wooden utensils with a mild detergent and warm water. Avoid boiling water and dishwashers as high temperatures may cause the wood to expand and split. Always towel dry after washing to prevent moisture cracks.
The same measures apply to wooden utensils with horn or bone accents.
Treat them once a month with a food safe mineral oil (we like to use olive oil). Simply rub in a small amount with a soft cloth to condition the wood and restore its warm, polished look.
Read more about how to care for your goods on our Care Guide.