Ornamental 'Mozambican Ebony' Containers

Regular price $150

Only 4 items in stock!

The East Africans call it Mpingo. We call it simply amazing.

These lidded African blackwood (Mpingo in Swahili) containers are part of a 3,000 year history of wood handcrafted to create beautiful objects. The dense, rich hardwood is grown mainly in areas of East Africa. It is most prolific in Mozambique and is often known as 'Mozambican ebony'. Crafted from sustainably sourced Mpingo wood by artisans living in Mozambique’s vast woodlands, these  rich pieces are both useful and beautiful. The unique lids of the stylish lathe-turned vessels are a chance for the carvers to show off their unique skills. Differences in tone and slight imperfections confirm the authenticity of materials and craftsmanship of every vessel. 

Choose from among 11 carefully selected designs most in 2 sizes. 

A unique gift.

Size: Varies from 6"h-11"h

United States UK Europe
0 Extra Small 4 32
6 34
8 36
8 Medium 10 38
10 Large 12 40

We Ship Worldwide!

Most of our items are sent by USPS from New York City unless otherwise specified. Outside of the United States the cost of delivery calculated during checkout is based on weight of the package and its destination.

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These fees are calculated by your local government customs officials and we cannot estimate them prior to shipment. While we take steps to minimize or eliminate the cost of importing for our customers, we are required by law to provide accurate information to customs officials. Marking an order as a 'Gift' will not prevent fees from being charged.

Delays in customs are becoming increasingly common. Final delivery may take longer to some international destinations due to border restrictions and potential holds at customs.

Unfortunately, we cannot control or prevent this type of delay. Please be sure to include a local telephone number and email where you can be reached when placing your order. We recommend checking with your local customs authorities in advance of ordering to determine your country's specific import requirements.

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Our philosophy

The Curious Tour is a virtual, multi-cultural marketplace showcasing the artwork, jewelry, and ceramics of many different cultures. I created these online tours to share the art and objects that I have discovered and love from around the world.

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