African Blackwood Scoop
One of our best-sellers this elegant African Blackwood Scoop has an eye-catching bold design. Available in two sizes, the smaller one works well for salt, sugar, spices or chutney's and the larger one is great for scooping and eating with, or even for baking.
Made by Filbert (our artisan in Mtwara, Tanzania), these pieces have been beautifully carved and are a perfect gift for a foodie or keen instagrammer. Many of the scoops feature a unique two-toned natural grain, showcasing the raw natural beauty of African Blackwood.
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.
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.
Sizes: Small 8cm long, 2.5cm depth | Large: 11cm long, 3.5cm depth (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, slight variations in shape, design and colour may occur, making each product one of a kind.
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.