Turkana Bowl | Kenya
The Turkana people of Kenya have a beautiful artisanal touch to all of their pieces and this Turkana bowl is no exception. They are renowned for their exceptional wood carving skills.
Due to their nomadic lifestyle, household goods had to be lightweight, durable and portable. Turkana bowls are particularly special as they come in a variety of shapes, styles and wood colours. Often the bowls have a distinctive and unusual flared lip which is the result of an intensive process where the wood is softened with water and then bound with strips of leather which are tightened over a period of time until the desired shape is achieved.
Their specialness is also reflected in the repair work which makes each bowl so unique. This bowl has the stunning and distinctive flared lip in a beautiful chestnut coloured acacia wood with a unique braided metal repair work on one side.
Please note this piece has sold. As a one-off and one of a kind piece it will not be coming back in stock. We recommend purchasing an alternative from our in stock collections whilst they are still available.