The Olive Tree is not only prized for its fruit and oil but for the unique quality of its wood. Olive wood is a hard dense wood which is durable (long lasting) and resistant against damage and moisture.
Olive Tree Art, of Tuscany in Italy, has turned out on their lathes beautiful handmade works of art. Their bowls, containers with lids as well as their mortars/pestles would definitely give character to your home; making it into an endless topic of conversation.
Every masterpiece is an original as it is very difficult to reproduce the same wood grain or characteristic from each piece of Olive Wood. Non-toxic glues are used where needed and each item is polished to perfection with pure olive oil.
So bring a little of Tuscany into your home, as I have, and contact Alessandro Gianni from Olive Tree Art for all wholesale business enquiries. You can view their products here. Worldwide Shipping Available.
How to Care for Olive Wood Kitchen Products
- Never soak in water
- Hand wash with eco friendly mild detergent
- Rinse well, wipe with lint free cloth and air dry
- Do not put in dishwasher
About Olive Trees
There are so many conflicting stories about the exact origin of the Olive Tree. So let’s just say that the Olive Tree’s roots are old; very old. Since Noah’s Ark, the Olive Tree has been portrayed as a sign of peace.
Olive Trees are ‘Evergreens’, so they keep their foliage (leaves) all year round. The Olive Tree is capable of enduring difficult conditions and is very resistant against disease, drought and fire.
Being so hardy it can live for a multitude of life times. The notable thing about Olive Trees is that their strong root system gives them the ability to revive themselves even when all has been perished above ground.