Care and Feeding of Wood
More information about our wooden bowls, wooden plates and wooden goblets:
Our wooden feastgear/dinnerware pieces are each hand carved from one solid piece of a pacific island hardwood known as Acacia wood (or "monkeypod").
Several hours of hand polishing produces a smooth, lustrous finish. Pillaged Village wooden feastgear has all been hand carved making each piece unique. Some variation in size and shape is to be expected since all the wooden plates, bowls and goblets are individually handmade.
Acacia wood is an environmentally friendly hardwood which is grown in the Pacific Islands, and is very popular for its beautiful grain and contrasting walnut brown to light tan colors. Acacia wood items have a naturally high resin content which resists absorption of stains, odors and liquids.
The Pillaged Village purchases our woodenware from a company which promotes Ecological Foresting and fosters the environmental, social and economic sustainability of their South Pacific Forests. Keep it Green!
To clean, hand wash with a mild detergent and air dry. No wood is dishwasher safe! These wooden items must not be placed in a dishwasher or soaked in water.
With time and use, this bowl may eventually dry out. To preserve the natural finish of the wood, we recommend applying refined mineral oil occasionally. The frequency of application would depend on the amount of use. Vegetable or other types of "food" oil are not recommended due to the concern that they could become rancid over time. The oil will help maintain the vitality of the wood and restore the wood's natural sheen.
With proper care and attention they will last a lifetime and become even more beautiful with age.