A wonderful choice as a small inspiration of faith in your decor! Carved from sustainably harvested tree trimmings and old roots, these wonderful crosses are the perfect gift.
The wood carvers of Palestine have long depended on tourists as their source of income. The conflict with Israel has made the region so volatile, that tourists are no longer commonplace and they are finding making a living very challenging. Finding new markets outside the country is one way to give them a better chance of supporting their families. They use tree trimmings and the wood from olive trees too old to produce fruit for their carvings, protecting future olive crops. Each piece is cut, sanded, and varnished to preserve the beauty of the graining olive wood is known for. This wood grain is unique to every piece made and will change the color variation depending on how it falls within that carving.
- Made by hand in the Beit Sahour & Beit Jalah region
- Carved from sustainably harvested olivewood
- Measures approximately 2-5/8" wide x 4-3/4" tall
- Small loop on top for hanging
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