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Hand carved solid ebony wood bowl with removable lid from Malawi Africa. Really beautiful and awesome detail and a definite for the African Art lover. Measurements are 5.5 inches/14cm in height including the lid and approximately 4 inches/11cm in width. This is not a mass produced item but hand carved by artists in Africa. It takes many weeks to make such an awesome and magnificently detailed masterpiece. A magnificent Treasure and beautifully hand carved, a keepsake treasure designed to be loved and treasured for many years to come. Ebony wood items of this size are becoming more and more difficult to acquire. We proudly show case rural artists treasures from countries like South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania and Morocco. We are sure you will be delighted by our gorgeous range.
Ebony wood is finely-textured and has a very smooth finish when polished, making it very valuable as an ornamental wood. Ebony is one of the most expensive hardwoods by species in the world. Ebony wood is an exceptionally hard, very dense, and really beautiful black wood. In Africa they call it “Mpingo” wood and is highly favored but difficult to acquire. Ebony wood is found mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. It is one of the most intensely black woods known, with very high density, fine texture and it can be polished to a beautiful shine. With all these attributes that Ebony wood has, it has made it very valuable. It is known to be one of the most expensive and sought after woods. Ebony has a long history of use, with carved pieces having been found in “Ancient Egypt” tombs.