Olea Europaea. This dramatic and beautiful wood is milled from prunings and trees that no longer produce fruit. The wood comes from the Galilee region of Israel which was the home of Jesus for at least 30 years of his life. Because the wood is from the Holy Land, it makes for wonderful conversation pieces. Olivewood trees live and produce fruit for hundreds of years. Each piece has a unique figure and history. The older the tree is the broader and more gnarled the trunk appears. Its root system is so robust that it can regenerate the tree even if the aboveground structure is destroyed. This very hard and close grained wood is yellow or light greenish-brown and is often finely veined with a darker tint.
- Native to the Galilee region of Israel
- Certificate of Authenticity provided with each purchase