Elegant and playful, we love the gorgeous matchstick design of this Nkuku Fair Trade Iba Ceramic Dishware Collection. Each plate, bowl, and mug have been hand-painted by artisans in Vietnam with blue indigo brush strokes. We envision these dishes spread out on your table, serving apps, anti pasti, luscious meals, warm tea and delicious desserts. The white clay blends a neutral eggshell palette with the whimsical indigo design, and they can be mixed and matched with our plain Biviri collection of ceramics. They certainly make for the perfect wedding present!
Complete your collection: available in side plates, dinner plates, platters, small bowls, large bowls, tall mugs, short mugs, small serving bowls and large serving bowls — each sold as sets of 4. Also sold in grey.
Care Instructions: Microwave, Oven and Dishwasher Safe
Side Plate: 0.8" x 7.5" (dia) approx (currently on back order until Sept. 2017)
Dinner Plate: 0.8" x 10" (dia) approx (currently on back order until Sept. 2017)
Platter: 1" x 12.6" (dia) approx (currently on back order until Sept. 2017)
Small Bowl: 2.4" x 5" (dia) approx
Large Bowl: 2.8" x 6.5" (dia) approx
Tall Mug: 4.1" x 3.7" (dia) approx
Short Mug: 2.8" x 3.9" (dia) approx
Small Serving Bowl: 2.5" x 10.4" (dia) approx
Large Serving Bowl: 3" x 13.6" (dia) approx
Nkuku works with independent artisans, social projects, and small cooperatives while adhering to the globally recognized 10 Principles Of Fair Trade. This allows them to provide their artisans with a sustainable above-average income, in turn bringing economic and social development to their communities. Many of Nkuku's products are consciously handmade from reclaimed and recycled materials. In fact, they gather waste leftover from other industries including cotton from discarded t-shirts, leather, metals and glass as well as recycled saris.
The relationship between an artisan and his/her handmade goods imbues those items with a story. This makes each product not a mass market item, but an individually crafted heirloom with a unique character all its own. The ancient skills used by Fair Trade suppliers have been handed down from generation to generation, and your purchase helps keep that tradition and culture alive.
Please note: Due to the handcrafted nature of this dishware collection, slight imperfections, color or size differences are to be expected, lending to each dish's unique character.