Vintage Italian Olivewood (Olive Wood) hand painted red floral thimble from Italy, featuring hand-painted red olive wood with a hand-painted floral flowers spray in colors of blue, yellow, white and orange with green leaves. (c. early 1980's) Excellent condition with no damage to note.
This vintage Italian olive wood thimble measures 7/8" tall, 3/4" in diameter and is stamped on the bottom base of the thimble with ITALY. The back of this vintage olivewood wooden thimble is plain, and there are no thimble dimples on the top. For display only.
Olivewood is an exotic wood that is native to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. It has a sentimental and religious significance to several cultures and religions. The wood is hard and strong, and has fantastic working characteristics, making it a favorite for wood turning and carving. What makes this hardwood so unique is the extraordinary grain pattern of each individual piece, as well as the distinctive and inviting fragrance that it gives off. It even becomes darker, richer, and more beautiful in color as it ages! It has long been a favorite for religious, historical, and artistic artifacts. It finishes very smoothly, to a high polish. http://www.bellforestproducts.com/olivewood/
A2782 - Vintage Italian Olivewood Hand Painted Red Floral Thimble Made in Italy
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