Palestinian Olive Wood - Lemon Juicer
Do you need an easy squeezy way to juice your lemons? As demonstrated in the making of the famous Fair and Fabulous mulled wine at our town's Victiorian Night a lovely wooden juicer is much more efficient than the flat plastic type! This fair trade lemon juicer is hand carved from olive wood in Bethlehem. The olive wood, which is synonymous with the region, is pruned after the annual harvest and then left to dry out before being carved. The texture and colour of the olive wood make each juicer different and unique.
Dimensions: 13.5cm x 4cm x 4cm
These olive wood lemon juicers are made by independent carvers working in small workshops in Bethlehem and the surrounding West Bank villages. Although the situation in these regions can't be compared to that in Gaza, there has still been an escalation of violence and increased restrictions of movement which continue to make it difficult to work and make a living.
The carvers are members of Bethlehem Fair Trade Artisans (BFTA) which is an umbrella grassroots organisation that works to develop the artisan community in the West Bank and provide a valuable link between local producers and the international marketplace. Making these olive wood products creates work for the skilled fair trade artisans who are living in one of the most challenging regions of the world. They are brought to us by Fair To Trade who, like us, are members of BAFTS Fair Trade Network UK.