Olive wood is a durable hardwood that has lasting pleasant aroma and anti-bacterial properties. The lignin and tannic acids in the wood prevent bacteria growth, making it more hygienic then plastic. All the olive wood items in Qartaj Olive Wood were hand-crafted; all of them are hand carved from single block of wood, making each unique.
Olive Tree in general: Many Branches, gnarled trunk, brown and cracked bark, olive can reach 15 to 20 meters tall and live very long. lt easily adapts to poor soils, rocky and arid. With its woody rootstock which accumulates reserves and its vast network of roots, it is very resistant. But if the olive tree is able to keep long the water it drew from the ground, it loves water and will be better if it will not run out.
Tunisia is one of the biggest olive-growing countries of the southern Mediterranean region; over 30% of its cultivated land is dedicated to olive growing (1.68 million ha).