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Beautifully tactile and solid, this African Blackwood Lemon Squeezer is a handy kitchen essential that is wonderful to hold and use for years to come.
Hand carved with precision and care, it's great for getting every last drop out of that lemon, lime or orange and is also a popular gift for the creative cook.
Made by Jackson and Filbert (our artisans in Mtwara, Tanzania), each piece takes a day to make and has its own unique wood grain, showcasing the raw natural beauty of African Blackwood. Jackson and Filbert use a traditional free hand technique that allows them to have more control of the shape so they can achieve a distinctly sculpted finish.
We work directly with our group of Makonde Wood Carvers who are renowned for their craftsmanship, a skill passed down for generations from father to son.
Your purchase supports job creation and helps to keep the tradition of wood carving in the Makonde tribe alive.
Watch Jackson and Filbert's stories here. They share a bit about themselves, how they learnt to carve and what it means for them to have work.
Made in Tanzania by The Makonde Wood Carvers
Find out more about them here
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: 17.5cm-18.5cm approx
Care: 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.
As with all handmade items, some variations in shape, design and colour may occur, making each product wonderfully unique.
Details about each product
Along with every purchase we provide an information card with full details of the origin, artisans and care information, so that you can trace the item right back to its maker.