Olive wood is packed full of character, with irregular knots and fascinating marbling. Therefore no one piece is the same, adding to its charm and individuality.
Bone accents are a bi-product of the Kenyan farming industry and each design is hand batiked using vegetable dyes. This may cause slight variations from the image shown.
Small: 9.5cm wide and 4cm high
Medium: 14cm wide and 5cm high
Large 26cm wide and 7cm high
Olive wood has an excellent reputation for being harder and less porous than other woods. We recommend hand washing your wooden utensils with a mild detergent and warm water. Avoid boiling water and dishwashers as high temperatures may cause the wood to expand and split. Always towel dry after washing to prevent moisture cracks.
Rub your utensils periodically with mineral oil — when the utensils appear dull and the last oil treatment has worn off. This helps to prevent liquid from soaking into the wood and keeps it in good condition. After applying the oil, let the utensils sit for a few hours and then wipe off the excess. How often you treat the utensils with oil depends on how often they get used.
Read more about how to care for your wooden utensils here.