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Olive Wood Holy Family – Bethlehem – The Holy Land

This piece is a handmade piece worked by artist “Zacharia”

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Olive Wood Holy Family – Bethlehem – The Holy Land

This piece is a handmade piece worked by artist “Zacharia”

Height : 38″

Base Dimensions: Approx 23″ x 15″

 

Purchasing handicrafts made by local Christians in Bethlehem who are paid a fair price for their work both provides yourself with a beautiful natural reminded of Jesus Christ but also supports the presents of Christians in the land of Christ

The olive tree is probably the most significant plant mentioned in both the New and Old Testament. The olive has been the symbol of peace, wisdom, glory, fertility, power and pureness.  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.

Please note that olive wood varies in texture, grain and color depending on how old the branches were before they were trimmed – this adds to its beauty – just like no two snowflakes are the same, neither are two pieces of olive wood.  Some pieces will have more lines and markings, some might have fewer.  Each one is carved with love and therefore may vary slightly from that pictured.

Additional information

Weight 25000 kg
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 38 in