These sustainable wild olive wood plates, hand carved to fair trade standards in Kenya, make the perfect addition to your dinner table or decor for any room.
Hand carved in Nairobi, made from Wild Olive wood sustainably grown in managed plantations in Kenya.
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.
Sizing: 20cm x 9cm
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.