An olive branch is a well-known symbol of peace, but this plant is respected primarily for its nutritional value. People use olive fruits to make oil, rich in vitamins and microelements, and also preserve and can them to send to most remote countries.
Machine Embroidery Design Black Olives will decorate textiles for kitchen and dining room. A branch with green leaves and dark, ripe olives will look great on snow-white tablecloths and towels, arousing the appetite.
The olive tree is considered a national treasure of Greece, where the plant has been grown since the distant past. According to Greek mythology, mankind owes to Athena the appearance of the olive wood. The goddess of war had a dispute with Poseidon, which one of them is more worthy to patronize Attica, the coastal area in the South-East of Greece. The sea god with a powerful blow of his trident knocked the source of the purest water out of a rock. In response, Athena stuck her spear into a desert soil, and on the exact spot an olive tree grew. What is more, she showed people how to obtain oil from the fruit. With such a priceless and rare gift the goddess won the dispute and became a patron of those lands.
Ancient Greek myths often mention the olive tree. A good example is the legend of Minotaur. Going to fight with the Cretan beast, the son of the Athenian king Theseus took the guiding thread of Ariadne. It had to help him find his way back out of the maze, so at the entrance the hero tied the end of the thread to an olive tree.
Machine Embroidery Design Black Olives
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It is interesting that in our days not Greece, but Spain and Italy are the largest producers of olives. There the plant is valued no less than grapes or almonds. Olive woods are thoroughly cherished because they begin to bear fruit after 20 years and a harvesting campaign takes place only once in two years. Ripe olives are gathered entirely by hand, to avoid damaging them.
The olive tree is able to survive more than one generation of its owners. Living to the age of 500, and under favorable conditions up to 1000 years. The oldest to exist are species from the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, whose age exceeds 2000 years. Quite young in comparison are Californian groves, where most of the olive trees outside of the Mediterranean grow, as first seedlings came to America only with the Spanish conquistadors in the 15-16th centuries.
Olive oil and canned fruit are not just tasty but also extremely useful for health. Today, when the shops are filled with goods from all corners of the earth, finding green or black olives is easy. They are commonly served as snacks or as a part of complex dishes. Machine Embroidery Design Black Olives will complement a festive table serving. Mentally transport you to wonderful ancient lands – the birthplace of the olive tree.