Hand crafted by highly skilled indigenous Christian artisans in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem.
The Olive tree is the very centre of Palestinian culture, and as such, is too valuable to be cut for the purpose of making carvings. The vast majority of the wood used for carvings comes from the seasonal coppicing of olive branches. Olive trees are usually stripped of their branches every 20 years to maintain productivity.
- Round smooth edges and smooth surface make the cross suitable for children - Fits in the grip of a hand.
- The cross is light and fits in most purses and pockets.
- Weight: approx. 20 grams
- Colour: natural wood with naturally occurring lines and shades (colour may vary slightly from one item to another)
- Other details: hand carved & varnished