12" Hand-Carved Zebra Salad Tongs ● Jedando Handicrafts - Mandala Sol

Jedando Handicrafts

12" Hand-Carved Zebra Salad Tongs ● Jedando Handicrafts

Regular price $40.99

Fair TradeHandmadeSustainable

Handmade in Kenya, these salad servers are carved from one piece of wood. Each piece is hand painted and carved by hand. These salad tongs are a fun addition to any serving set - They are sure to attract complements. They are about 12 inches in length.

TLC Tips:

Handwash only recommended.
Treated with oil they should last a life time. 

Disclaimer: Handle designs will vary.

Meet the Artisans

Metal Artisan in HaitiWorking with more than 100 individual carvers in Machakos, Kenya, Jedando Modern Handicrafts markets African handicrafts primarily made of wood and bone worldwide. Carved using only rudimentary hand tools, olive wood bowls, salad serving sets, and animal-shaped napkin rings take shape from pieces of olive wood, mahogany, and mpingo, or "African Ebony".
An integral part of the organization's mission is to educate artisans on the need for reforestation to enable the products to be available for years to come and offer a sustainable income for generations. While wood carving provides the major income for many in the Machakos area, other craftspeople earn a living by further enhancing the products including painting the napkin rings and carving discarded animal bone for the handles of salad serving sets. Often the bone is "batiked" by placing wax on the white bone and dipping the bone a dark brown/black dye.