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.
The olive tree is connected to our Christian faith as Jesus prayed under an olive tree in his way to Jerusalem after the last supper and before his crucifixion on a cross made of the olive wood taken from the olive trees near the garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem.
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Do your part and donate to the Christian families in Bethlehem and Jerusalem! Our non-profit organization is operated by Christians in the Holy Land and your support can help these families! Their mission is to share their story and you can help them carry out their mission and encourage them to do more for the people! These families are currently facing an economic hardship that has caused many to relocate to more secure and stable places to live and work. Please do not let the Christians presence disappear from the birthplace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our mission is to support and help these families of the Holy Land selling their beautiful hand carvings and to be able to keep the Christian identity of Bethlehem and Jerusalem.