About The Artisans
Natural Olive Wood is a family owned business operated by Walid Alimi, Hatem Alimi and Kerri Giovanelli. They began the company in 2012 after realizing a void in the market place for quality wood kitchenware. Hatem and Walid were born and raised in Sfax, Tunisia. Surrounded by olive trees all their lives, working in the olive wood industry was inevitable.
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 olive 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.
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