The tiny North African country of Tunisia on the Mediterranean coast is one of the world’s top 10 producers of olives. Almost than 7,000 square miles, more than 10 percent of the country’s land, is cultivated with olive trees. When the trees no longer bear fruit, their wood is harvested to make room for younger trees. The wood is very hard and durable, with a beautiful grain that makes it ideal for kitchenware and other highly decorative but functional items.
Hand-carved in Tunisia. Olive-wood. Approximately 4" square.