Hand Carved 8" Seasoning Spoon

$80.00 CAD
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HANDMADE IN MALI

Featuring a unique, extra long handle, these stunning spoons are sure to impress.

Story

Made from rich, silky African Blackwood, these spoons are perfect for coffee, tea, salts, and spices.

Every spoon is carved and finished entirely by hand without using a single power tool.

In northern Mali, Amadou has been refining his craft since he was eight years old. Using techniques passed down through generations, from father to son, Amadou has mastered the art of hand carving traditional wooden bowls and spoons. No complex machines. No fancy gadgets. No unnecessary complications. Just generations of knowledge and reverence for the wood itself passing through his hands.

Details
  • MEASUREMENTS: ~8"
  • MATERIALS: 100% Untreated African Blackwood
  • ORIGIN: Mali
  • Please note, each spoon is hand-carved using upcycled, restored African Blackwood; therefore, the grain may differ from piece to piece.
Product Care

It's important to season your spoon before using it. Using a clean cloth, thoroughly coat the wood with the provided mineral oil and continue to season it every so often as needed. If it appears dull or feels dry to the touch, it needs seasoning. Use warm water and mild detergent to wash the surface and never put it in the dishwasher or let it soak (this prevents cracking and warping). Also, keep your spoon out of the microwave.

Meet the Artisan

The Woodcarver From Mali

Amadou

Amadou learned his craft on his father’s knee at the age of eight. And he made a living by hand-carving traditional wooden pieces from African Blackwood. When international logging companies began mass harvesting, everything changed. The skills he inherited from generations of craftsmen were suddenly irrelevant. Locals were left only with the pieces left behind –deemed “unsuitable” for high-end mass production. In those scraps – the pieces with stunning white markings on the black wood – Amadou has found his wood to carve. After serious consideration, we concluded that carrying Amadou’s extraordinary pieces is indeed an ethical sourcing decision. His craft is his legacy. And it should continue.

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