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About 400 years ago Franciscan monks began teaching residents of Bethlehem the art of carving Holy Land Olive wood. Over the centuries the art of olive wood carving has been perfected, passed down from generation to generation.
Discover How It Is Done
Every two years the olive trees are pruned so that they bear fruit. These hand-carved masterpieces are made by Christian craftsman living in Bethlehem. They work with the branches produced by the pruning’s. These beautiful handmade crafts make perfect gifts.
Star of Bethlehem Handicrafts begins with aging the wood for more than two years. We store the wood in hermetically sealed rooms to slow the desiccation process. Our process generates a more refined grain, preventing cracking and illuminating the wood’s natural beauty.
Carving with olive wood is traditional work in Bethlehem
Christian families consider it a main source of income. Olive trees, also known as the Peace Tree, produce the different kinds of olive wood. Our items range from olive wood rosaries to full Nativity sets, angels, Christmas ornaments, crosses, statues, and the Holy Family. They are all handcrafted by the Catholic artisans in Bethlehem.
Perfect for the Holidays!
These handcrafted works of art are the perfect gift for every home! Visit our store to see the detail, quality, and lifelong beauty these handcrafts will provide for you and your loved ones throughout the years.
If you wish to learn more, or are in need of additional information or assistance, please connect with us and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.