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Hand carved salt and pepper set. Hand carved in African art, and about 3.5 inches / 10cm in height. No two are the same, all have their own unique hand carved design. Can also be used as an ornament. The white part of the set is cow horn and the wood is Mukwa wood. Our artists always with Africa in mind normally always hand carve animals into the treasures. Normally Africas big 5 (Africas Big 5 being lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros) are carved into the treasures.
Afrikaans: Kiaat, Sotho: Morôtô, Tswana: Mokwa, Venda: Mutondo, Shona: Mukwa, Shona: Mubvamaropa, Zulu: Umvangazi) is a species of Pterocarpus native to southern Africa
It is resistant to borer and termite, is durable and has a pleasing spicy fragrance. The wood polishes well and is well known in tropical Africa as Mukwa when used to make good quality furniture that has an attractive light brownish-yellow colour. It can also be used for curios, and implements. Since the wood does not swell or shrink much it is great for canoe building. Furniture and curios are often made from the reddish sapwood. In Zimbabwe, the mbira is traditionally made from mukwa. It is valued for several medicinal uses. It has been recorded to treat ringworm, eye problems, blackwater fever, stabbing pains, malaria, and to increase the supply of breast milk. The resemblance of the sap to blood has led to the belief in supposed magical healing powers concerning the blood. Because of all these reasons and that it is also fire resistant. Mukwa trees is sometimes planted around the chief's enclosure to make a living fence.