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shell bowl

$65.00
Handmade

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Carving For a Cause

This distinctive wood bowl is among the first works to be exported from Ivory Coast, which suffered trade isolation during its political strife in the early 21st century. Each piece supports Fair Trade artisans striving to reconnect with steady income through the market for skilled handcrafts. These artisans' hand carving in the woodworking traditions of the Akan people of the region connects makers with one another and with the managed reforestation efforts in Ivory Coast. Their pieces reflect the natural beauty of coastal West Africa through a juxtaposition of materials and form: the spiral shell motif of the bowl reflects the influence of the sea, while the richly-grained gmelina wood used connects it to the land. As a centerpiece, a salad bowl, or a memorable wedding gift, it's a product with a powerful history.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
25305
Made from
gmelina wood
Measurements
Approximately 9" L x 8" W x 5" H
Notes
Wipe clean with damp cloth. Polish with mineral oil.

Help condition and preserve your bowl with mineral oil.

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SHELL BOWL
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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4.0

lovely bowl

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from Tallahassee, Fl

About Me Midrange Shopper

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

  • Too Small

Best Uses

  • Gifts
  • Kitchen

Comments about SHELL BOWL:

This is a beautiful, well made bowl; however, I was looking for a larger bowl to use for salads. The dimensions are for tip of bowl to tip, not the actual bowl container space itself. It will come in handy for chips, small salads, fruit, etc. Also, the delivery was excellent! Got it within 3 days.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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5.0

striking peice

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from Jersey Shore

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Living Room

    Comments about SHELL BOWL:

    this was for my niece who married in June on the beach in Punta Cuna so I thought it would be a fitting piece for her lifestyle

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Beautiful!

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    from Denver, CO

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          Comments about SHELL BOWL:

          Bought this as a wedding gift and wanted to keep it for myself!

          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Wedding

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