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Hand carved salt and pepper set, approximately 3 inches/ 8cm in height and very light in weight. Hand carved, no two are the same with African carved art in Mukwa wood, this can be displayed on any side as the African hand carvings are right around the item and not only the one side. Can be hand washed. Mukwa wood does not swell or shrink much and is very light in weight. Because of this Mukwa wood is also great for canoe building. No two are exactly the same making the item more valuable and a collectors item. This is not massed produced but lovingly made by our artists with always great attention to detail.
Afrikaans: Kiaat, Sotho: Morôtô, Tswana: Mokwa, Venda: Mutondo, Shona: Mukwa, Shona: Mubvamaropa, Zulu: Umvangazi) is a species of Pterocarpus native to southern Africa
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.