Olive wood serving bowls
These bowls are very suitable for serving tapenades, or nuts. The wood is smooth from the sanding and the oil finishing, so it'll both balance and stir your culinary concoctions beautifully. You can complement them with an olive wood spoon here.
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.
Due to holiday season post office is currently closed until Sunday night 1st of December, 2019. We will go back to fulfilling your orders starting from Monday the 2nd and will send your order tracking number once we ship out. Happy Holidays!! : )
Shipping from the U.S
We are back to shipping from the States. Shipping rates are automatically calculated at checkout based on shipping weight. We ship via USPS. Shipping is available to most countries, let us know if your country is not included and we will add it :)
Meanwhile, we still offer shipping options from Palestine to the U.S, Canada, Europe* and Australia in case you are interested in a handicrafts that aren't available in our online collection.
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.
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!
Once orders ship, we'll email you a confirmation with tracking number.