Nothing finishes off the Christmas tree like an olive wood star ornament from the Holyland. These charming ornaments feature a rustic little nativity in the center of the star! They make a perfect choice for trees, as a gift for a hostess or housewarming, or even as a gift topper on a wedding 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 Bethlehem, Beit Sahour & Beit Jala regions of Palestine
- Carved from sustainably harvested olive wood
- One ornament
- Ornament measures approximately 2-1/4" on hanging thread
- *WFTO Member*
Made by hand is uniquely beautiful. Our products are made by humans, not mass produced on automated machines. Minor imperfections and variations are to be expected as a characteristic of the artistry. Please appreciate these individualities for what they are, a maker pouring their heart and soul into a unique and beautiful piece of work for you.
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