The Olive Dish can be used for serving olives, snacks, dipping oil much more. The smaller section is a perfect place to hold olive pits or seasonings. The dish can also be used for decoration or to hold jewelry, keys, etc. Olive wood is a hard wood making it very dense and durable for everyday use. Olive wood is nonporous so no germs or odors are retained. All products are made from a single piece of wood- they are seamless and no two pieces are alike.