The process of making Tunisian olive wood products

The process of making Tunisian olive wood products

Tunisia is one of the biggest olive-growing countries of the southern Mediterranean region; over 30% of its cultivated land is dedicated to olive growing (1.68 million ha).     


The law about cutting olive trees in Tunisia is very strict even though you own an olive tree farm. A preservation program was launched by the government to maintain the sustainability of the olive wood tree, for every olive tree that is cut a new one is planted. Note that you should get the permission from the government to cut down your tree and this only happens in case the olive tree becomes unfruitful.


Carpenters and furniture experts argue that the tree is known for its high wood quality. It is hard, heavy and strong with a high overall density and this is why this tree is commonly used to make durable furniture and kitchen items.

Here, in Qartaj, we try to benefit from the high quality of olive trees to provide you with practical handmade wooden products like bread cutting, olive wood fruit bowls and rustic & natural salad bowls, olive wood tableware and utencils (spatulas, spoons, forks, salad servers, honey spoons, knife) ,olive wood dishes & plates dinnerware, olive wood games, olive wood gifts, natural candle holders and more!

                                                                Written by Maroua Mejri.