African Letter Opener
Celebrate African artwork in a functional everyday way with these letter openers. Each pattern is hand painted and one-of-a-kind. Sometimes these will have faces at the top and sometimes there will be animals. None can be specified. Wood care
Always hand wash wood utensils with soap and warm water. The harsh detergent and heat in the dishwasher will wreck the wood in just a few cycles.
Dry wooden items with a towel instead of letting them air dry. Residual moisture from washing will get absorbed into the wood, causing the wood to swell and crack over time.
Once a month or so, rub in a little mineral oil with a soft cloth and let it sit for a few hours. Mineral oil is a food safe product that won’t go rancid the way olive oil or other cooking oils would. It gets absorbed quickly, leaving wooden handles smooth but not greasy.