Olive trees are full of history; carry one of our favorite fruits and the Olive wood can be transformed into some elegant, durable and decorative furniture’s and kitchen utensils.
The olive tree is native to the Mediterranean area, where the circumstances created by the temperatures and coastal climate give the Olive wood and its fruits the best possible growing conditions. It is believed that the edible olive that you enjoy today has been cultivated for at least 5000 years, and the most ancient signs of processing olive have been found in Syria and Israel.
The Olive wood and especially the oil and its leafy branches have its very own place in the history books. The olive oil has long been considered sacred, and the beautiful branches were a symbol of glory and peace. The branches were also part of early days rituals where they were offered to deities and significant and powerful people for blessing and purification.
Today we see the use of the olive tree in another context, as the gorgeous wood is found all around in common households. The olive wood is yellowish brow, with dark brown contrast streaks, and the colors tends to develop into a deeper contrast, as the tree gets older. Furthermore, due to the hardness and durability compared with the unique grain patterns the olive wood makes the perfect material for kitchen utensils, carved bowls, cutting boards and other decorative items.
At Worldwide.lessouks we are inspired by nature and take pride in creating beautiful and sustainable products without compromising on functionality. The olive wood makes a perfect fit for that, as the elegant and rustic products made from olive wood brings a natural look to your home. In addition, with the antiseptic capacity in wood olive wood is particularly suitable for kitchen equipments.
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