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Ankole Horn Salt + Herb Spoon

$12.00

Sheesh, is this tiny spoon cute! Add a dash of herbs or smidge of salt to your favorite meal. This handsome horn Salt & Herb Spoon is a welcome tool in both the Kitchen and Dining Room, proportioned to dole... Read more

Sheesh, is this tiny spoon cute! Add a dash of herbs or smidge of salt to your favorite meal. This handsome horn Salt & Herb Spoon is a welcome tool in both the Kitchen and Dining Room, proportioned to dole out seasonings for prep and serving.

This unique, hand-crafted spoon is sustainably using horn sourced from rural Ugandan beef cattle keepers, upcycling the richly patterned material instead of wasting it, and then hand carved in a small, Fair Trade artisan cooperative.

Product Specifications:

  • Approximately 3" long | .5" wide
  • Sustainably harvested cow horn
  • Assorted naturally occurring colors
  • CARE: Hand wash with mild, non-abrasive cleanser; do not allow to sit in water for prolonged periods
  • Handmade in Uganda

This is special because...

Our collection of ethically made bone and horn tablewares are fashioned from African Longhorn Cattle raised as a food source --the Ankole cow in Uganda, and the Masai cow in Kenya. The horn of a mature African Longhorns can weigh between 900-1600 pounds and span 8 feet, thereby leaving a lot of raw material to produce utilitarian and ornamental goods! Transforming horn into objects of use is an age-old African tradition and begins with a hollowed horn shell, carefully selected and cut to the needed size. The material is then boiled until malleable, allowing it to be flattened, molded or bent into shape. Once cooled and solidified, the creation is cleaned, bleached and sanded up to five times to attain a smooth finish. Finally, it is polished and waxed to bring out unique colorations and striations*.

*Horn is a natural material and varies greatly in color and pattern. No two pieces are the same, coming in variable shades of white to brown to black.

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