Olive wood products are handcrafted by Artisans in Tunisia. Each piece is made from a solid piece of durable and dense olive tree. The wood used comes from older trees that no longer produce fruit. No tree is ever destroyed. The result is rich and beautiful unique grains in each item. Each piece has been aged and treated with olive oil. Continue using olive oil for maintenance. The olive wood item will slightly darken and age throughout time due to the olive oil. Using oil keeps olive wood from drying out and splitting. Using your olive wood product more regularly will require more olive oil treatments. Our products are never made using bleach, dyes or chemicals.