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wooden salad serving spoons in a unique gingko leaf shape
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wooden salad serving spoons in a unique gingko leaf shape
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Birch Ginkgo Leaf Servers (Set of 2)

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Artist: Choi Sungwoo
Korean Birch
Dimensions: 11L x 3.25W 

Ship Date: Please allow 45 days for the artist to hand make and ship. 

Artist Choi Sung Woo was feeling defeated one rainy day. He went outside to take a break and the ground was covered in trampled Ginkgo leaves – drenched, lifeless, and dirty. He thought to himself, “Ah, these Ginkgo leaves must feel how I feel today.” With this understanding – a moment where nature and man acknowledge one another – the artist began to create his Ginkgo leaf series.

Ginkgo Leaf Servers are carved and whittled down by hand, and made with Korean Birch, which is hard, and resistant to moisture and viruses. An heirloom to be passed down for generations.

The product(s) you receive might vary slightly from the product picture due to the nature of your product(s) being 100% handmade. Any item you purchase is one of a kind. There are no two items that are exactly the same. 

Care: Use a light, all-natural oil when wood becomes less smooth. Handwash only. 

Namu Home Goods Choi Sungwoo Korean Birch Ginkgo Leaf Spoons

He thought to himself, “Ah, these ginkgo leaves feel how I feel today.”

After graduating from University as a mechanical engineer, Choi Sungwoo went into the corporate workforce to work at a large car company only to find himself incredibly unhappy. What did make him happy though, was woodworking. He dove head first into his obsession, and rented a small studio space in Seoul, where he would wake up at 4 am to woodwork before he went into the office. He would leave his house wearing his business suit, and when he arrived at his studio, put on head-to-toe coveralls to protect his clothes. He worked on his passion until 8 am when it was time to clock in. On a day the artist was feeling particularly defeated at work, he went outside to take a break. It was raining and the ground was covered in ginkgo leaves. They had been trampled, and the leaves were drenched, lifeless, and dirty. He thought to himself, “Ah, these ginkgo leaves feel how I feel today.” And with this understanding – a moment where nature and man acknowledge one another – the artist began to create his ginkgo leaf series. His woodworking hobby would soon become a path towards a career in woodworking and art.

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