On sale is a miniature handmade olive wood comfort cross that has been carved by craftsmen in Bethlehem using traditional techniques.
This mini cross is part of the "Comfort Range" of products that have been made to bring you comfort as you go through your life. It is a perfect size and shape to carry around with you when you do not have space for a regular size comfort cross. In time this olive wood cross will develop its own patina from frequent handling.
On one side it had a vial containing holy earth collected from the holyland
This comes with a gift bag (organza or velveteen - the colour and type chose at random, unless you make a specific request).
No two crosses will ever look the same due to the variations in the grain of the wood.
This is a beautiful meaningful keepsake either to keep for yourself or to give as a gift to someone you care about.
Please note - the picture shows 6 so that you can see that they are each unique - this listing is for 1.
Dimensions : Approx. 6.5 x 4 x 1 cm / 2.5" x 1.6" x .4"
''The wood from the Tree of Life, those who grasp it will experience eternal Happineess...'' Proverbs 3:18 .
Environmentally friendly as they are made only from the prunings of ancient olive trees growing in the Bethlehem region, the site of the nativity of Jesus (Matt 2, Luke 2).
Information about olive wood:
Olive trees are indigenous to the Holy Land and are treasured because the oil from their fruit has been used for religious rites since biblical times. The olive wood used in these beautiful products is of the highest quality and is distinctive for its dark lines. It comes only from olive wood trees that are grown in the area between Shechem and Hebron that are not irrigated. The olive tree is a protected species in Israel and cannot be cut down. Once every two years the olive trees are pruned so that they bear fruit and it is from these prunings that these handcrafted pieces are made. The prunings are stored for almost 5 years until they are dry enough to carve, before they are used by the craftsmen for these exquisite pieces.
Olive wood items make perfect gifts. Not only are they imbued with spirituality, they also do not require much care since olive oil is naturally protecting them from corrosion and changes of color.