Olive wood2017-09-27T09:25:12+00:00

Olive wood

Olea Europaea – the most commonly used sort of wood for sanisio products.
We use olive wood for everyday items, bowls or custom made details such handrails.
The material is found in the natural environment around our site.

The most visible one from all the olive wood characteristics is its distinctive pattern. Recognizable for its extraordinary texture and veins.

Part of our logo are in fact graphically extracted veins of olive wood. Well, to be more precise, one group of many. They wind all around, just like sea waves, no two are the same.

Ancient Romans wrote. „Olea prima omnium arborum est.“ – Olive is the first of all trees. It is truly a benefit tree for all the goods she provides. The sort is long living, on Brijuni you can see The Old Olive Tree. Analysis show it is more than 1600 years old!

Specific thing about the olive tree is that it will continue to grow, even around its dead parts. Another of olive wood characteristics. So it can look good from outside, but you never know what you will find once you take it in your hands an start to process.

The material is found in the natural environment around our site. This is a small handmade manufacture. Quantities needed for the production are provided from the surrounding olive groves and through the process of restoring and maintaining olive trees.

The only real disadvantage are limited dimensions. Considering the olives are mainly renewed because of old age or illness of the tree.

Specific thing about the olive tree is that it will continue to grow, even around its dead parts. Another of olive wood characteristics. So it can look good from outside, but you never know what you will find once you take it in your hands an start to process.

The material is found in the natural environment around our site. This is a small handmade manufacture. Quantities needed for the production are provided from the surrounding olive groves and through the process of restoring and maintaining olive trees.

The only real disadvantage are limited dimensions. Considering the olives are mainly renewed because of old age or illness of the tree.

In Istria there is a saying: „Grapevine is like a lover, olive like a mother“. If you want the first thing to succeed you need to carefully nurture it. While the other one will accept you and offer everything with love even after years of oblivion.

We use it for everyday items, kitchen spoons, candle holders, etc. But also for custom made details such handrails or door knobs. As already mentioned, good quality material is hard to find.

Therefore, larger olive products, especially bowls, most commonly have the form adjusted to the shape. Shape that suggests and inspires each individually selected piece of wood. We follow the natural form, often leaving intentionally cracks that faithfully present the olive tree.

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