Salt and Pepper Shakers – Cowhorn


Cowhorn Salt and Pepper Shakers

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These ethically sourced cow horn salt and pepper shakers are the perfect accompaniment to your dinner table.  Ankole cow horn has been used by East Africans for centuries who appreciate it for its hardness as well as its ability to become soft and pliable when heated.  This set was hand carved on a lathe, and then shaped and molded at high temperatures.   They have been sanded, polished and sealed with a food-safe lacquer for a smooth and shiny finish.

  • Ankole cow horns vary greatly in size and color making each piece one-of-a-kind. Because they are indigenous to East Africa, the horn material is rare.
  • MATERIALS: 100% Ankole cow horn, locally sourced
  • MEASUREMENTS: shaker set measures approximately 4 inches tall (a slight variation in size is expected)
  • COLORS: Marbled light tans to nearly solid black

CARE: Horn is made up of keratin protein so there are special considerations for its proper care. When necessary to clean, use lukewarm water. Do not ever leave pieces soaking and do not put in the dishwasher. Dry with a soft cloth immediately.  Avoid leaving your horn pieces near heat sources or in direct sunlight as warm temperatures can cause the horn to dry out and warp.