Ethiopian Coffee Tray

c. 1950
$980 USD
Make an Offer
W: 24.75" D: 8.5" H: 5.75"
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
Estimated Shipping

This simple, rectangular tray is raised by four legs and was likely used as a part of the Ethiopian ritual of serving coffee to visitors or family. After cleansing the area with incense, coffee beans are roasted, hand-ground, and brewed, with special care taken to disperse the aromatics. The prepared coffee if then poured from a high height into cups set on a raised table such as this one. Reminiscent of African animal-form stools, this animated tray is carved with clean lines and a minimal form.

Questions? Ask us

What They're Saying

Portrait krueger 69c0678773cbdc73a8194d85dce50cd3cf4d8d8eee9e119b0030df754f2dcbd0
Elizabeth Krueger | Elizabeth Krueger Design

“PAGODA RED was extremely supportive in helping to pull accessory options together for the Lake Forest Showhouse. After providing them with details and our vision on how we were looking to finish our space, Laurene helped curate options that made it easy for us to edit and finalize. It's also no surprise that the unique pieces we used in our showhouse space were some of the first to sell.”

Receive our weekly email on design &
creating memorable spaces