Olive wood is a highly sought after hard, rich, durable, and beautiful wood. As the name indicates it is produced from olive trees in about 20 countries. However, the most popular items are produced from olive wood sourced in Israel andPalestine, known as the Holy Land.
Olive wood has a spectacularly beautiful and colourful appearance, which is ideal for decorative objects. Easily identifiable, olive wood has distinctively dark brown lines and yellowish-brown streaks. The wood can always be revived by polishing it with extra virgin olive oil to a high shine. When olive wood is cut, it releases an aroma of freshness and sweetness into the air. This scent is particularly appealing and pleasant and can remain on a piece made with olive wood for many years to come!