One of the features of the artisan products from Bethlehem is the olive wood, which is rich in grain texture and fragrance. The olive tree has played an important part in Palestinian life and continues to provide a material source for artistry.
The process of producing the Bethlehem olive wood items can take as many as 45 days - and that's not including the 12 months of drying the wood! The wood is drilled down into a rough shape, chiselled to give detail, sanded, polished and coated in olive wax.
Measures approximately 15cm high.