Ethical Homewares and Gifts for Sustainable Living
QÄSA QÄSA stems from the Amharic (Ethiopian) word to mean inspire, awake, motivate. Taking inspiration from our heritage, we founded QÄSA QÄSA in 2015 and set off on a journey to explore the incredibly diverse skills of artisans in Eastern Africa.
We have partnered with exceptional artisans, non-governmental organisations, and community groups in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Malawi to design and source unique products that combine traditional skills with modern design.
Designed especially to use with salt, sugar and spices, it would also make for a great canape spoon.
We've named this spoon 'Samaki' because the shape of it resembles a fish which in Kiswahili is 'Samaki'.
Made by Jackson (our artisan in Mtwara, Tanzania), this piece has been beautifully carved and is a perfect gift for a foodie. Some of the spoon feature a unique two-toned natural grain, showcasing the raw natural beauty of African Blackwood.
We work directly with our group of Makonde wood carvers who are renowned for their craftsmanship, a skill passed down for generations from father to son.
Your purchase supports job creation and helps to keep the tradition of wood carving in the Makonde tribe alive.
Made in Tanzania by The Makonde Wood Carvers
Find out more about them here.
Material: African Blackwood
Please note although the wood is called African Blackwood, it can sometimes have beautiful light grains and sections running through it. We love the two tone look and hope you do too.
Size: Length 9.5cm | Spoon width 4cm | Handle length 3.5cm
Care: Hand wash gently in lukewarm water and dry immediately. Do not put in the dishwasher or leave soaking in liquids. Use food safe mineral oil when required to retain the natural finish of the wood.
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