Artisan Noppadol Laesanklang of Thailand crafts these snack plates from raintree wood with a rich, natural grain. Their handles and raised lips make them convenient for parties or outdoor occasions. Sturdy, sensible, and lovely, they're ready to help you make memories. Sold individually.
- 2.3 lbs
- 0.6" H x 7.75" W x 12" L
- Raintree wood
- Wood grain and color can vary slightly
- Not for use in microwave oven
- Food safe
- Made in Thailand
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Artisan crafted wood tableware and accessories in Thailand
"Our plates and kitchen utensils are made from wood and are very popular. Each piece of wood has its own distinct grain, which makes it unique and beautiful."
"After I got married, I decided to return to Lampang to take care of my family and to carry on my family's business, which my parents founded more than 20 years earlier.
"At first, we sold processed wood to build houses or furniture. Later, we created furniture frames according to our customers' orders. They then added upholstery materials like fabric or leather to complete their furniture. There were always wood chips left over at our production that I didn't want to throw away. I came up with an idea to assemble the small pieces together and turn them to kitchen items like small plates or bowls.
"During the 1997 economic downturn in Thailand, we received significantly fewer orders. Even after trying to lower our production, we still had very little money and a lot of debt.
"We began selling our items directly to shoppers and this allowed us to meet with real users, so I got their feedback to improve our designs.
"Our plates and kitchen utensils are made from wood and are very popular. Each piece of wood has its own distinct grain, which makes it unique and beautiful. Besides the charm and utility of my kitchenware, I was also concerned about food safety, so I use wood that dries naturally without chemicals and use every scrap."