Six majestic African animals encircle the rim of this dramatic serving piece, meticulously hand-carved out of native jacaranda wood by Akaham-ba tribesmen in Mombasa, Kenya, each a master at his craft. Once carved, the wood is sanded to a smooth finish and hand-painted with natural colored dyes. A clear wax hand-finish gives shine and character to each piece. Handmade uno alla volta, no two are ever alike. Recommended for use with dry snacks (fruits, nuts only). Approx 12 in. x 7 in. x 4 in. No two will be exactly alike due to the handcrafted nature of this piece.
Disappointing Painted on rim only, not on outside of bowl. Animals are plugged into the rim. This item is seven pieces not one. I expected more.
By Colette from Summerfield, Florida
Perfect Housewarming Gift It 's been almost five years since we gave our son and his wife this unique housewarming gift. They placed it on the mantel of the magnificent fireplace in their den where it still sits and steals the show. "It's absolutely perfect Mom."
Music to my ears.
By Kent Atherton from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Kenya Having lived in Kenya for many years, I was elated to see a wood carving that was authentically made by the Akamba tribesmen. The Akamba tribe have been in the wood-carving business for years. Although someone might think that the carved animals are not 'finished', that's the way the carvings are done.
It's an exotic conversation piece and evokes admiration.
I only wish it were a little bit larger....
By Sherry from Palm Desert, CA
Safari Bowl a Hit The bowl is truly a unique piece of art. The craftsmanship is outstanding. Whether on the table or displayed on a shelf, it never ceases to elicit oohs and aahs, positive comments, gentle touches and appreciation of the artist(s).
By Arnold from Stockton Springs, Maine
Crude Carvings The bowl I received isn't up to the Uno Allla Volta standard. The carvings are crude and not finished as the catalog and online photograph suggest -- buyer beware.
By Ginna from Concord, Ca
workmanship This piece is "as advertised". It is beautiful and the workman ship is fabulous. This piece prompted me to purchase more hand crafted items.