Olive Wood Cross with Mother of Pearl with Stand Jerusalem
Genuine Olive Wood Cross on a Stand with Mother of Pearl and the Word Jerusalem Carved on the back.
size 9cm x 6cm
Genuine Olive Wood Cross on a Stand with Mother of Pearl
Word Jerusalem Carved on the back.
Size: 9 cm x 6 cm
The olive tree is probably the most significant plant mentioned in both the New and Old Testament. It is an evergreen which can grow for thousands of years. The olive trees of Jerusalem are pruned to remove the hard wood and open the tree so new growth can provide a bountiful cop of olives the next year. This hard and beautiful timber is used by local craftsmen for carving. Today, the cottage industry is a major source of income for the Christians of Bethlehem. The carving of Olive wood crafts is a very labor intensive practice with much of the carving done by hand.
|Dimensions||3.55 × 2.36 in|