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An INCREDIBLE Woodcarver from Mali

Amadou carves using hands guided by traditions.

EXPLOITATION OF BLACKWOOD

In Mali, Africa, the locals are being exploited...and so are their Blackwood forests.

"Every bowl is carved and finished entirely by hand, making each one a unique and functional work of art."

MEET AMADOU - MASTER WOODCARVER

From the Dogon tribe in Mali, Amadou has been mastering the art of carving traditional wooden bowls and spoons since he was 8 years old. Passed down from generation to generation, the technique is taught by father to son, pushing the artisanal legacy forward with each creation.
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AFRICAN BLACKWOOD

Today, Mali’s forests continue to be leased and sold to foreign logging companies. Amadou can only make a living by picking up the scraps they leave for locals, the pieces they consider “unsuitable” for their high-end mass production furniture. Some branches are too small for them to bother with, some have white markings on the black wood—a stunning mark which you will see in Amadou’s remarkable pieces.
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THE ART OF CARVING

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.
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ARTISAN MADE

Handcrafted in partnership with world-class artisans—real people making products that bring meaning to your home. 

SMALL BATCH

While protecting traditional methods, each item is handcrafted in limited quantities to ensure its sustainability and uniqueness.Highlight text

TRANSPARENCY

We follow our supply chain from concept to completion in order to protect our environment + artisan partners.Highlight text

SUSTAINABILITY

By travelling to each region and using only local materials, we establish sustainable relationships with our artisans.