Hand-wrought from warm copper and shining brass, these eye-catching salad servers perfectly convey the essence of Ubuntu -- the African custom of sharing -- in your home.
One evening I was invited to dinner at a friend's house. As the salad was being passed around I was struck by the unique handle design and brilliantly shining spoon and fork of the salad servers. Over a lovely dinner she told me the story of the women artisans from South Africa that handcrafted them from copper and brass to represent the custom of Ubuntu. The design is both artistic and functional, as the handles are easy and comfortable to hold and the spoon and fork are perfectly shaped to pick up the last tasty bits of salad and get them to your plate without losing a single morsel. As soon as I left I began my quest to find the artists so I could add their work to the VirtuArte collection.
These beautiful salad servers are a wonderful way to add a cultural flavor to any meal. The ritual of eating and sharing is acknowledged as an important event in African life and Creative Copper has created this tableware to help celebrate the role of sharing in our daily lives. Traditional techniques are used to create the salad servers and the unique designs on the handles are influenced by the patterns used by Ndlebele women in their tribal dress. Over fifty artisans are sustainably employed by Creative Copper, a South African studio, helping to keep the region's culture and people alive and well.
- Brass, copper, stainless steel
- Color: Gold, silver, black
- Length: 11 inches
- Handles are hermetically sealed
- No polishing necessary
- Hand wash
- Handmade in South Africa
- Shipped from the US within 48 hours of purchase
Product SKU: CCA-3005