Olive wood is hard, heavy and strong with a high overall density. Its unique grains and warm tones distinguish it from all other woods. The wood contains brown streaks that contrast beautifully with the lighter yellow streaks. The wood’s slightly sweet smell is particularly noticeable and will generally retain its aroma for many years. Our olive wood grows under the Mediterranean sun, benefiting from a hot and dry climate. The city of Sfax, Tunisia is known for their abundance of olive trees. Most of these trees grow to be centuries old, allowing the wood to mature and strength for maximum durability. The high density and interlocked grain of olive wood requires the careful work of skilled and experienced artisans. Olive wood takes very well to polishing and a fine luster can be achieved with frequent coats of olive oil.Olive trees have been growing in Tunisia for thousands of years. As the trees become no longer productive they are cut and hand crafted into unique, one of a kind olive wood products. The beautiful structure of the olive wood grain makes for very attractive kitchen and tableware pieces. Once the products are cut, sculpted and sanded, they are coated with only olive oil to preserve their quality. No harsh chemicals or sealants are added to the olive wood, making them food safe and eco-friendly. Nowadays most kitchen utensils are made of synthetic materials that can be harmful to your health. Our products are all-natural and contain only natural substances. They are safe to use for cooking, serving and normal everyday use.