Artistically and sustainably crafted from non-productive olive trees in Tunisia, two brothers use ancestral traditions and modern design to carve this Shallow Olive Wood Serving Spoon. Nonporous by nature and coated in a protective layer of olive oil, Natural Olive Wood products are safe and sustainable. This spoon is specially suited to tasting your culinary delights or serving up deliciously comforting foods.
Adding a natural accent to your kitchen and a cultural story to your repertoire when you're able to share the brothers' art of carving the trunks of olive trees to produce gorgeous olive wood pieces which highlight the distinct swirling patterns of the trees' twisted trunks.
Through their use of sustainable tree selection, recycling methods when possible, and fair wage payments of their artisans, multiple ethical practices are utilized in force at Natural OliveWood.
Shallow Olive Wood Serving Spoon
- 10" L
- Finished with soy oil, food-grade paraffin wax and beeswax
- Lead & cadmium free
- Due to the handmade nature, wood grain and exact cut and shape may vary slightly
- Made in Tunisia
Handmade in Tunisia by Le Souk Olivique for Sobremesa by Greenheart
"Who made this product? This fair trade wooden utensil was sourced directly from the Mediterranean coast in Nabeul, Tunisia by artisans of Le Souk Olivique whose long standing tradition informs how they hand carve their olivewood products.
"Why is it ethical? Sobremesa by Greenheart works directly with the artisans to ensure fair trade principles are upheld. These artisans forgo machines, decals, and stencils in favor of freehand artistry, which makes each piece in Sobremesa’s exclusive line truly one-of-a-kind. Le Souk Olivique provides steady work and skills for their artisans and their reliance on human ingenuity over machinery better serves our environment." [source: Sobremesa]