Otieno adding bead embellishment to wooden spoons
The contemporary wooden products on sale here at UziZuri Creations are hand carved from wild Olive wood.
Lead artisan Otieno is a veteran wood carver. He guides a team of seven others in the production process. His workshop is located in Narok, a scenec town to the north of Nairobi.
Olive wood is appreciated worldwide for its beautiful grain patterns, soft feel and durability.
Nzioka carving out a piece of Olive wood
The wood used to make our products is sustainably sourced from planted forests in Narok. By using wood from planted forests, our artisan partners are able to re-plant more trees thus ensuring minimal environmental damage.
You can see and shop the full range of hand carved olive wood here.