Made in Kenya, these letter openers are representative of a few of the many animals which roam throughout many areas of Africa. Each one of these letter openers is hand-carved by a craftsman in Kenya. Some are hand-painted and some are not. 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 spoons 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.