ELEPHANT BOWL, HAND CARVED AND HAND PAINTED, INCL SHIPPING, International shipping is already included in the item, however should you wish to receive your treasure more urgently please get in contact for courier costs.
Very light in weight, hand painted and hand carved African art bowl from Zimbabwe Africa. Round in shape and measures 10 inches / 26cm, in diameter and made using solid White Olive Wood, a really beautiful item. Hand painted and hand carved, with Africa in mind. Used as an ornament,ethnic decor and not to be used to store or serve food. A definite for African Art lovers, a treasure from Africa.
Olive wood is very hard and is prized for its durability, color, high combustion temperature and interesting grain patterns. Because of the commercial importance of the fruit, and the slow growth and relatively small size of the tree, olive wood and its products are relatively expensive. Common uses of the wood include: kitchen utensils, carved wooden bowls, cutting boards, fine furniture, and decorative items. The prunings of the tree are used to create the beautiful carvings. The rich and heavy grain can be seen on each piece. No two pieces are exactly the same. When the tree ages the grain becomes darker and richer in color. All carvings made of this hard wood have a varying and smooth grain, making every piece unique. You will find it difficult/impossible to match the grain of two pieces since the pattern is completely hidden in the heart of the wood. The artistically smooth and elegant grain of the olive wood renders it one of the most beautiful in the world and olive wood carvings will last a life time and be enjoyed by generations to come. Olive is one of the hardest woods on earth, and will be admired by generations to come. As it ages, it will become darker and even more beautiful.