Zaytoun Olive Twig Basket
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Zaytoun's Olive Twig Basket, traditionally called a "Qirtalla" is a hand woven basket made from Palestinian olive tree twigs. This is an ancient tradition in Palestine that persists in a few villages in the Ramallah and Jerusalem area. Branches that grow on the bottom of the olive tree trunk can become harmful to the fruit bearing branches if not pruned. Crafters of these baskets are olive growers who view Qirtalla making as an activity that goes hand in hand with olive orchard maintenance.
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From the home of the olive tree, Zaytoun found its feet in 2004 as a community interest company, providing support to reams of olive growers in Palestine. Zaytoun sprung from a love of good food – and was initially funded by hundreds of olive oil enthusiasts who gave advance payments for an ethical, wholesome, and artisanal oil that’d offer them that feel-good feeling when splashing it on a salad, or making food for their loved ones.
Zaytoun has expanded massively since then, and now prides itself on building real, living connections between countless Palestinian olive growers and the foodies who know good quality when they taste it.
Size: H13cm x W31cm x L31cm approx.