The crosses and crucifixes we sell are all made from olive wood from the Bethlehem area. These products are environmentally friendly since they are carved from the pruned branches of olive trees.
The Olive Tree is mentioned often in the bible. Besides its fabled oil for eating and burning for light, its trunks and branches offer wood artisans the perfect material for their carvings and creations. Olive wood souvenirs do not require much care.
Olive oil naturally protects them from corrosion and changes of color. No two pieces can ever be alike just as no two snowflakes are alike. Olive trees have covered the hills of this ancient land for all of recorded history. Nestled in the terraced groves, along hilltops or planted in the family garden for generations, the olive tree is a symbol of peace, prosperity, sustenance and hope.
Deeply rooted, their ancient age is seen in their massive and gnarled trunks that have been silent witness to centuries of events that have shaken mankind to its core.