Olive wood is the perfect wood for making beautiful wooden objects. The wood is extremely hard and dense, making it naturally more stain and odor resistant than most other woods. Additionally, olive wood has unique and beautiful color variations, showing dramatic shades of dark and light patterns, making it exceptionally beautiful.
You can bring the spirit of the Holy Land to your home with this simple serving bowl. It shows the beauty of the olive wood and is sized to serve small salads. You may even enjoy using it in your living room to hold nuts and candies for snacking!
Care for your Handmade Olive Wood Serving Bowl
- You can season your olive wood serving bowl by rubbing olive oil.
- Hand wash with a mild detergent in warm water. (Do not leave it to soak in water as this will weaken the wood fibers and may lead to splitting)
- Dry with a lint-free cloth. (If you leave to air dry, season with a touch of olive oil)
- Olive Wood
- 20 x 6 cm / 7.87 x 2.36 inches
Handmade Olive Wood Serving Bowl
Atzay Hagush is a family-owned woodworking business established by Rami and Chani Shitrit. Rami and Chani receive wood from all over Israel which they dry, cut, and work with in their woodshop. While they work with a variety of Israeli woods, they love working with olive wood as it has a unique beauty unmatched by other wood.
The olive tree is Israel’s national tree, an enduring symbol of Jewish history in the Holy Land. It represents our presence in the Holy Land thousands of years ago and our return to the ancestral Jewish homeland.
The olive tree is mentioned multiple times in the Bible and is one of the seven species of the Land of Israel, “a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey;” Deuteronomy 8:8
Just as the fruit of the olive tree has been used for millennia to make oil, light homes, and light the menorah in the Jewish Temple, the wood has also been used since ancient times for small wooden ware objects from spoons and bowls to boxes.