Olive wood Spoon - Kitchen Utensil - Handmade Palestine
Bethlehem Star Olivewood Factory

Olive wood Spoon - Kitchen Utensil

Regular price $ 12.95 USD

This wooden spoon deepens enough to taste some of the soup and yet serves mostly as a stirring utensil. It has a small hole at the top of the handle, in case you wish to hang it. The wood is smooth from the sanding and the oil finishing, so it'll both balance and stir your culinary concoctions beautifully.

Palestine's life blood is the olive tree. For centuries, her people have depended on the annual harvest for the kitchen and for financial sustenance.

Bethlehem once had a booming tourist industry, but today it is a city suffering under Israel's crushing military occupation, her agricultural outskirts destroyed by the separation wall and illegal settlement construction.

Bethlehem Star Olivewood Factory faces these odds and yet is still one of the city's top manufacturers of handcarved olive wood kitchenware.

Prunings extracted from olive trees in the Bethlehem and Jerusalem area are aged for three years and then shaped into the mineral oil-finished stirring spoons, honey drips, and lemon squeezers seen in these photos.

Handmade Palestine loves taking frequent trips down from Ramallah to Bethlehem to further our partnership with Bethlehem Star, and it is our pleasure to help them to sell their goods to international markets.

Dimension: 25 X 6 (cm) | 10 X 2 (in)       

Weight: approx. 0.15 lb                                                                                                                                                                                                               

***IMPORTANT MESSAGE*** 

What if I want to ship to a U.S. address?

You're in luck, our products are actually stored in California, so you're only paying for U.S. domestic shipping. But before that, processing takes a few days on our side before our volunteer in California gets your package to the post office.

Domestic shipping takes 3-5 days depending on shipping destination. Once orders ship, we'll email you a confirmation with tracking (for domestic) or customs (for international) numbers.

It is your responsibility to track and, if necessary, follow up with customs to get your package.  

How much does it cost?

Shipping rates are automatically calculated at checkout based on product weight.

Where else do we ship to?

We ship via USPS. Shipping is available to most countries, let us know if your country is not included and we will add it :) 

Additionally, we offer international shipping* options from Palestine, in case you are interested in a handicraft that isn't available in our online collection or in custom orders.

What happens if I put the wrong shipping address or don't my package out of customs?

No problem! Your item will be sent back to our us, and you will be need to cover shipping cost.

What are the shipping options from Palestine?

Registered Post takes from 10-20 days. Price will be calculated at check out based on weight. Registered post can only be tracked until it leaves the post facility in Occupied Palestine.

Eco-Post takes up to 10 days. Price will be calculated at check out based on weight. This option allows for tracking package until arrival at destination.

EMS (for any orders greater than 2 kilos) takes from up to 10 days. Price will be calculated at check out based on weight.

We ship from Palestine on Sundays and Wednesdays. So orders placed by Saturday or Tuesday are sent out the next day.

Why did I pay more than the amount on the shipping label?

Please know that there are other costs before we get to shipping. When you receive your package, you'll notice that the shipping cost on the box is not the same as what you paid. We have to get items from the cooperatives all over Palestine and then ship to you. Thank you for your order, your patience, and your support!

*some countries are excluded from Palestinian shipping options.


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