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Imperfect Emmanuel's Wooden Bowl

Imperfect Emmanuel's Wooden Bowl


These beautiful bowls are very special. They have been made especially for us by Emmanuel, Filbert's father. Filbert is our master wood carver and was taught to carve at a young age by his father.


These particular bowls have some wood graining marks as seen in pictures. 


Emmanuel's bowls are simple in design but exquisite. They can be used decoratively as a statement piece on a coffee table or shelf, but they are also wonderful to serve dry snacks or dips in. We love the two tone look of each bowl which showcases the raw natural beauty of African Blackwood.


Emannuel is 65 years old and continues to carve so these bowls are particularly meaningful. We are delighted to be able to offer them to you as they hold such a special connection and story for us.


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.

Approximate Size: Diameter 15.5-18cm | Height 7-8cm 

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.


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  • Handmade

    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.