The fruit of the lifelong collaboration between artists and designers Reut and Aharon Shahar, Kakadu offers a wide selection of vibrant, innovative handmade and hand painted wooden items for all areas of the home. Located in in Moshav Tzafririm- Elah Valley just outside of Jerusalem, Kakadu was founded in 1990. Aharon Shahar is a designer and wood worker, Reut Shahar is a musician and artist, together they have developed unique techniques for hand painting wood, as well as finishing techniques that allow Kakadu products to be used continually for years without wearing out.
Named after the kakadu parrot that is sacred to the native Aborigine people of Australia, Kakadu products are as beautiful and unique as the distinctive birds. Being inspired by nature, ecology, art, and Jewish roots, Kakadu tries to bring “The spirit of creation to every human being” through their unique and colour full products.
Kakadu’s handmade wooden items are available in a wide selection of styles and designs. From their decorative tableware to furniture and décor, you are sure to find a beautiful addition to your home. One of their most popular items, Kakadu’s patent wooden carpets are a fusion of practical functionality and artistic design. Not only are they durable and beautiful they can also be used as wall hangings.
Popular themes include those of birds, butterflies, flowers, leaves, animals, fish, and people. All artistically done and hand painted in bright and playful colours to create the signature style of Kakadu.
Kakadu items make wonderful wedding and housewarming gifts.
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A unique artisan workshop for designs in wood, Kakadu has long been regarded as an exceptional Israeli brand name, Kakadu offers a wide selection of handmade and hand painted wooden items for the home. Creating products that are colourful and artistic as well as durable and useful, Kakadu never compromises on hand-painting each and every item in its selection. From their innovative and patent wooden carpets, which can double as wall hangings, to their decorative tableware and furniture, Kakadu has something to suit your every Home Décor need.
Located in Moshav Tzafririm- Elah Valley, next to the “Adulam” Forest Preserve, Kakadu was founded in 1990 by Aharon and Reut Shahar, Kakadu offers a wide variety of handmade and hand painted items for the home. Reut is an artist and musician and has developed unique techniques for hand painting wood. Aharon being a woodworker and designer contributes to both manufacturing and designing the products. Aharon has developed a finishing technique that allows all Kakadu products to be used constantly for years without wearing out.
Kakadu is forever reinventing itself with new ideas, new designs and new collections. Currently producing over 150 originally designed items, Kakadu is continually coming out with new styles, designs, and products.
Taking much inspiration from art, nature + ecology, creation and Jewish roots, common themes include animals, birds, butterflies, flowers + leaves, and people, as well as the abstract. Pomegranates and the seven spices are a common theme, particularly on their Judaica items.
From their innovative and colourful wooden carpets, furniture, tableware, art, and Judaica, Kakadu has just what you’re looking for.
As every item is individually hand painted no two are exactly alike.
All Kakadu products are hand painted and coated in a durable and washable lacquer that preserves them through time and usage. The lacquer finish makes Kakadu products extremely resistant to scratches, stains, and moisture. Woods used include carefully selected pinewood and African plywood. Kakadu uses environmentally friendly materials and recycles whenever possible.
Kakadu’s exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail insures that every item is perfect. Each product goes through an intensive 12 stage process including ensuring you the highest quality product possible.