We import all our olive wood products from Crete from a carver whom we know personally for a severall years.
All our olive wood products are individually selected piece by piece and quality assured. You can count on getting an individual piece and none is like the other. Each piece differs slightly in size, shape and grain, because our products are not mass-produced industrial goods but wonderful handcraft!
You will enjoy these products for a very long time if you clean your product as normal with dishwashing liquid, then let it dry well and occasionally rub in the wood with a some olive oil. So the shine and the wonderful grain are always well preserved.
Never put olive wood in the dish-washer - it would be destroyed.