Deliciously good food served from a beautifully tactile sustainable olive wooden spoon, ladel adds an organic touch to mealtimes.
Dimensions are approximately 31cm and 8cm deep cup
Crafted in Sustainable Olive wood. Carefully handmade by skilled craftsmen in Tunisia.
Not dishwasher safe, wash with warm soapy water and rehydrate by rubbing olive oil into the wood. This will also help bring out the natural grain of the wood.
Shades and markings will vary due to the natural variations of the material
The olive wood, farmed from the trees of Olea europaea, is a hard and rich in color wood that is prized all around the world for its appearance, density, straight grain and fine texture. Originally found around the eastern coast of Mediterranean, Olive trees managed to spread outside of Europe, thanks not on the need for wood exploitation, but for the growth of its delicious olive fruit that demands very little upkeep and attention during seasonal growth. The most recent reports claim that olive tree is currently being commercially farmed for its fruit in over 20 countries, with 60% of all trees being located on the territory of European Union (with five leading countries being Spain, Italy, Turkey, Greece, and Syria).
Olive lumber is very strong, but it has a high sensitivity to outside elements and insect attacks. Because of this, it can most commonly be found only in indoor furniture and smaller wooden objects. Visually, olive wood is famous all around the world for its consistent texture, grain and a very distinct and fruity scent when being worked.
Since it has lower durability and resistance to elements and is not therefore used for mass production of flooring, paneling and structural construction, and has spread around the world where it is planted anywhere where it can grow in hot and dry environments, olive wood is currently not strongly exploited for lumber on the worldwide market. This helped it to remain unlisted on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.