The olive wood is considered one of the most beautiful and resilient. De color ocre dorado con vetas pardas muy irregulares formando dibujos muy característicos. It has a silky touch, very hard, durability, homogeneity and some plasticity, If drying is not excessive.
The olive wood dries slowly and has a tendency to crack and crack. It is robust and abrasion resistant. S difficult to aserrar, although it works well, obtaining very smooth and polished finishes, admitting either dyes. The development of materials olive is very limited due to the difficulty of handling by various factors such as its hardness, veteado, drying ...
Olive wood has almost no absorption, making it resistant to odors, so it is perfectly valid for use in cookware. Thus we can find spoons, mortars, draw, olive wood dishes as common craft objects made with olive.
The artisans are a group of people with technical expertise and some automation within a human group that dominated agricultural tasks. These craftsmen were, normally, Products and owners of the means of production and is used to help apprentices that started in the office. The products that were produced were usually expensive, largely due to labor and time required for manufacturing. With the advent of the industrial revolution, artisan guilds were greatly reduced due to the lower costs of production led by industry.
Artisans have remained linked to the rural and agricultural sector and have maintained their prestige and quality of their work, aportando la distinción y exclusividad que difícilmente puede encontrarse en un producto elaborado de forma industrial.
Production of wooden pieces Olivo has remained by hand due to the characteristics of the raw material and the time and effort required for their work. However, cada vez se ve más en ferias, markets and shops the presence of these handmade products, handmade by families who continue the tradition of this very genuine art.