Fair Trade Multipurpose Bowls from Around the World

These exquisite bowls from Zambia, Kenya, and Mexico are multipurpose — they can be used for eating a midnight snack, serving appetizers or hors d’oeuvres to guests, or for plating an entree. You could even use these bowls as centerpieces in your living or dining room. Be ready to impress your family and friends with the bowls’ unique patterns and designs. The cultural significance of these fair trade bowls will surely be a topic of conversation.

All of these products are fair trade, an alternative business model that values safe workplaces, fair wages, and community investment for factory employees. Craft Montaz is a socially responsible company, and these practices empower consumers to purchase according to their values and help alleviate global poverty. When you purchase through Craft Montaz, you are not only supporting local artisans from all over the world, but also helping to preserve their unique craft-making practices that typically date back hundreds, if not thousands of years. Check out our featured terracotta jewelry sets below and even more items on CraftMontaz.com!

Wooden Salad Bowl from Zambia- Fair Trade Wood Carving

Zambian woodcarvers create simple all-natural serving bowls from beautifully grained Muzumina wood, also known as white Seringa. Artisans burn the interior of the bowl, then carve animal print patterns in relief. Use this bowl during your next dinner party to serve salads or other entrees. As these are handmade bowls crafted from wood, color and size will vary slightly. The bowl can be cleaned with a moist kitchen towel.

Dimension: 10.5″ diameter x 3″ tall

Olive Wood Condiment Bowl with Batik Bone from Kenya

This double compartment bowl is handmade in Kenya from wild olive wood and finished with two pieces of batik recycled cow bones. This beautiful serving bowl makes a stylish addition to the tabletop. Use it to serve hors d’oeuvres to guests before dinner. Because this is a handcrafted item, each will vary slightly. Use wet cloth wipes only. Dimension: 3.5″ diameter, 2″ tall (each bowl).

Colorful Ceramic Bowl- Functional Kitchenware

This richly-colored bowl is handcrafted and painted by Mexican artisans. The outside and inside are covered with a textured pattern making each piece unique and very functional. There’s no sign to find the small family-owned ceramic workshop in the state of Guanajuato. Behind the large wooden gate, women artisans are hand painting unfired ceramics while men work the kilns, as they have since the late 1970s. Each piece has personality from the dots and swirls to the hand-painted logo on the bottom. The bowl is lead-free, and microwave and dishwasher safe. Do not use in the oven. Dimension: 1.5″ tall, 5″ diameter.

Functional Ceramic Bowls from Mexico

This authentic Mexican pottery bowl is handcrafted and hand-painted by artisans using traditional pottery techniques. Each piece is highly textured and unique — gorgeous, yet very functional. This ceramic bowl is also made in Guanajuato, Mexico by local artisans who have been creating this pottery since the 1970s. It has a classic and cultural design with a dot motif. This bowl can be used for any occasion as it is versatile — don’t hesitate to use it for more formal or even casual get-togethers. 

It is lead-free, and dishwasher and microwave safe. Do not use in the oven. Dimension: 5.5″ diameter, 2.5″ tall. Color: White textured motifs on a black glazed ceramic body. Any minor variances in the design simply attest to the handcrafted nature and individuality of these pieces. Please allow for slight color and design variations.

Each multipurpose bowl featured here is unique and not mass-produced. For more fair trade items and other inventory, visit CraftMontaz.com! We offer free shipping on all orders and 10% off with code CM10.