Technique: Carving

Wood Carving

We are proud to work with many talented wood carvers and artisans from around the world. Some of their beautiful products we carry include olive wood serving platters, acacia wood bowls, and wood sitting shelf animals. Through each handcrafted piece, these talented artisans are able to gain a sustainable income while continuing traditional practices. We love that each artisan group has a unique approach to sourcing and carving the wood.

In Tunisia, Le Souk Olivique purchases raw wood, and it then takes approximately one year for the wood to dry naturally outside to avoid any splitting. The artisans use small tools for fine cutting, sand the wood, insert the wood in a food-safe finishing oil, and allow the wood to drip dry for one day. In the final stages, the artisans complete the sanding and buffing with oil and a towel. This step develops a smooth finish and locks in any moisture that may have remained in place.

The Little Market currently partners with two artisan groups in Kenya: Wood Carvers of Kenya and Acacia Creations. Artisans at Wood Carvers of Kenya are hand-carving fair trade pieces from African wild olive. Olive wood is a rich, warm wood that is prized for its durability and beautiful grain patterns. The olive wood tree is sacred to Kenyans, who are recognized worldwide for their expert ability to craft functional and beautiful art from the natural elements. When the wood carvers have an assortment of items to work on, they can efficiently use each evergreen tree.

THE ARTISANS

Acacia Creations

ACACIA CREATIONS

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Le Souk Ceramique & Olivique

LE SOUK CERAMIQUE & OLIVIQUE

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Wood Carvers of Kenya

WOOD CARVERS OF KENYA

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Saffy

SAFFY

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Chabi Chic

CHABI CHIC

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SHOP CARVED PRODUCTS

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Heart Bowls

$ 10.00

Use this heart bowl to store chocolates or flower buds. It has been hand-carved from wild olive wood and is a piece you’ll be able to use for years. Each...
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  • 6 x Small Approx: 1.25" long x 2" wide with 1 in shopping carts

Details

  • Small: approximately: 1.25" Long, 2" wide
  • Medium: approximately: 4" Long, 3.75" wide
  • Large: approximately: 6" Long, 5.25" wide
  • Wild olive wood is food safe
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care instructions: Hand-wash in warm water and dry promptly; occasionally oil to ensure years of  usage.

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Heart Bowls

$ 10.00 - $ 20.00
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Heart Spoon

$ 14.00

Give the phrase “made with love” a whole new meaning with this heart-shaped spoon. It has been hand-carved from wild olive wood and is a piece you’ll be able to...

Details

  • Small approximately: 7" long
  • Large approximately: 11" long
  • Wild olive wood is food safe
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care instructions: Hand-wash in warm water and dry promptly; occasionally oil to ensure years of  usage.

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Heart Spoon

$ 14.00 - $ 18.00
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Twisted Wood Salad Servers

$ 24.00

Hand-carved with intricately twisted handles, these olive wood salad servers add beauty to any dining table. Each purchase empowers artisans at Wood Carvers of Kenya. Details Small: Approximately 8" long, 2.5"...

Details

  • Small: Approximately 8" long, 2.5" wide
  • Large: Approximately 10" long, 3" wide
  • Wild olive wood is food safe
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care: hand-wash in warm water and dry promptly; occasionally oil to ensure years of usage.

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Olive Wood Bowl

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Put your fruit or homemade meals on display in this beautiful wooden bowl. It has been hand-carved from wild olive wood and is a piece you’ll be able to use...

Details

  • Approximately 9.5" wide x 3" tall
  • Wild olive wood is food safe
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care instructions: Hand-wash in warm water and dry promptly; occasionally oil to ensure years of  usage.

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