THE OLIVE WOOD
Olivewood is an exotic wood that is native to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. It has a sentimental and religious significance to several cultures and religions. The wood is hard and strong, and has fantastic working characteristics, making it a favorite for wood turning and carving. What makes this hardwood so unique is the extraordinary grain pattern of each individual piece, as well as the distinctive and inviting fragrance that it gives off. It even becomes darker, richer, and more beautiful in color as it ages! It has long been a favorite for religious, historical, and artistic artifacts. It finishes very smoothly, to a high polish.
THE OLIVE TREE
The olive tree is a small tree. Its scientific name is Olea europaea. A long time ago, it came from the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean, from Syria and the maritime (next to the sea) parts of Asia Minor and northern Iran at the south end of the Caspian Sea. It has been farmed for a very long time. The Ancient Greeks were farming it. They spread the trees to the western part of the Mediterranean.
Very probably, the first olive trees were grown in Syria, From there they spread rapidly. In Ancient Greece, the tree was considered to be holy. Some city states (polis) like Athens punished people for cutting down olive trees. The branches in the flag of the United Nations are those of an olive tree. In Christianity, the olive tree can be a sign of peace, because according to the Bible, a dove brought an olive branch to Noah to show that the flood was over.
In the last decade Carthage Imports has provided the best quality items to our customers all over the world, we carefully treat all our products with premium quality Olive Oil imported from Italy, the land of the high quality and organic nutrition. We understand very well the needs of our customers for their kitchen use or as a unique gift choice, for that we provide full support and flexibility in order to make their wishes come thrue in an easy and smooth transaction.