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Hand carved and hand painted zebra bowl in Solid White Olive Wood. Approximately 11.5 inches / 30cm in length and 7 inches / 18cm width. Used as an ornament and is very light in weight. No two are identical increasing the value of the item. A unusual Zebra bowl from Africa, that is used as an ornament, as home decor and not to be used to put food in it
Olive wood is very hard and is prized for its durability, color, high combustion temperature and interesting grain patterns. Because of the commercial importance of the fruit, and the slow growth and relatively small size of the tree, olive wood and its products are relatively expensive. Common uses of the wood include: kitchen utensils, carved wooden bowls, cutting boards, fine furniture, and decorative items. The prunings of the tree are used to create the beautiful carvings. The rich and heavy grain can be seen on each piece. No two pieces are exactly the same. When the tree ages the grain becomes darker and richer in color. All carvings made of this hard wood have a varying and smooth grain, making every piece unique. You will find it difficult/impossible to match the grain of two pieces since the pattern is completely hidden in the heart of the wood. The artistically smooth and elegant grain of the olive wood renders it one of the most beautiful in the world and olive wood carvings will last a life time and be enjoyed by generations to come. Olive is one of the hardest woods on earth, and will be admired by generations to come. As it ages, it will become darker and even more beautiful.