African Blackwood- Jikoni scoop
Hand carved spoons, the absolute best we could find. Crafted by community to illuminate your home and daily rituals. Jikoni' in Kiswahili means 'kitchen'.
This unique little scoop makes for a wonderful kitchen utensil. It's an ideal size for using with tea leaves, ground coffee, dried herbs and seeds. With the intricately carved grooves on the handle, it's a design piece to treasure for years to come.
Inspired by functional design and the shapes, tastes and culture of Tanzania, these intricate wooden pieces for the kitchen and home are created from locally sourced indigenous wood - African Blackwood.
The Makonde tribe is renowned for their wood carving skills, which are passed down for generations from father to son. Each piece embodies their heritage and carries with it a part of the makers history.
Your purchase fosters their skill and passion and helps to keep time-honoured heritage techniques alive, while creating economic and social value.
HAND MADE IN: Mtwara, southern Tanzania by the Makonde wood carvers. These pieces have been beautifully carved and are a perfect gift for your foodie friend or keen instagrammer. Many of the scoops feature a unique two-toned natural grain, showcasing the raw natural beauty of African Blackwood.
FEATURES AND DETAILS:
Material: African Blackwood. Please note although the wood is called African Blackwood, it can sometimes have beautiful light grains and sections running through it. We love the two tone look and hope you do too.
Size: L:8cm W:4.5cm
Hand wash gently in lukewarm water and dry immediately.
Do not put in the dishwasher or leave soaking in liquids.
Use food safe mineral oil when required to retain the natural finish of the wood.
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