Olivewood (Olea europaea) comes from Mediterranean regions, Italy, Greece and Middle East. The tree grows very slowly, can get thousand years old and its wood is one of the most beautiful woods of the world. The colour and structure varies so much that its hard to describe: the sapwood is creamy bright golden-yellow, the heartwood shows unique figures like fiddle back, burl and wavy structures in brown to rich greenish brown, reddish salmon pink colour, streaked with dark brown lines and has a very nice contrast. Due to its slow growth the wood is hard and heavy, its limited availability makes it even more precious. The wood cuts and carves very well, it has a really fine fragrance when working with, its my favourite wood due to these facts. These blanks were cut from wild olive trees and have particular fine and narrow figure and grain as shown on photos!---------------------------------------Sample photos, actual pieces may differ. You will recieve a somewhat dirty blank, through long storage time the sealing wax collected dust- the quality in every case is superior and absolutely comparable with the clean planed samples!