This product was Handcrafted from Olivewood grown in the Bethlehem and Jerusalem Area. It is crafted by Christian family artists from the clippings and cuttings of olive tree. The trees are pruned annually and the wood is then prepared for use. The olive tree is significant as it is considered to be ( Holy Tree ) and Jesus prayed under this tree in the garden of Gethsemane following the last Supper. To care for this item, use a clean soft cloth. With blessings from the land of the Bible. Congratulations on purchasing this very special item that can be cherished for a life time and can be passed down for generations.
The olive wood carving is a tradition that was introduced by the monks and priests, and later it was perfected by local carvers, and has been handed down from father to son for the last 700 years.
The olive wood carvings do not need much care since olive oil is naturally protecting them from corrosion and weather changes.
Now a day, there are over 600 families in the city of Bethlehem who still perfect this art, and depend on it as their main living income for the christian family who still live in Shepherds Field, a small town next to Bethlehem.
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