Solomon Islands Wooden Dolphin Bowl
Thumbnail
Thumbnail
Thumbnail
Thumbnail Thumbnail Thumbnail

Solomon Islands Wooden Dolphin Bowl

$125.00

The deep-rooted tradition of wood-carving still thrives in the Solomon Islands. A skill passed down from generation to generation, the carvers give great thought and consideration to the type of wood and shell they will use as well as design. Commonly-used wood includes Ebony, Rosewood, Kou or Kerosene Wood, pale sapwood or dark hardwood while Mother of Pearl or nautilus shell are used for the inlay. Solomon Islands craftmanship is famed for transforming and interweaving different types of wood and shells into masterpieces fit for museum collections. Bring this skill and tradition into your home in the smaller form of carvings, jewellery and home decoration.

This Solomon Islands hand-carved wooden container features a finely decorated lid with Nautilus shell inlay that emulates waves with two delicately carved dolphins swimming in amongst them. The curve of the bowl brings out the natural beauty of the Ebony wood.  

Handmade in the Solomon Islands.

Measurements:
13.5 x 9.5 x 12cm / 5.5" x 3.5" x 4.6"