Let the story of the seed of salvation unfold in the beauty of olive wood… Our Jerusalem-based olive wood store stocks a vast range of products that are hand-crafted by Christian artisans in Bethlehem, the town known as the cradle of the Christian faith. Olive wood nativity sets that are made in JESUS’ birth place carry a special significance as a Christian gift that is shipped to you directly from the Holy Land.
Echoing the events of the night Joseph and Mary made a humble bed of hay for baby JESUS, nativity sets make the perfect Christmas gift, but with its decorative appeal, symbolism and heritage, it’s not something you put away after the holiday season – to the contrary, they make a great showpiece display in any home, church or even place of business and therefore are favored as year-round Christian gifts.
Our selection of olive wood nativity sets caters for a wide audience and includes musical pieces – we indeed stock something for everyone!
The carving of olive wood products is a craft that has been handed down from generation to generation by Christian families living in Bethlehem and typically, a professional artisan will undergo between six and seven years of schooling.
Nativity sets are among the most popular souvenirs bought by visitors to the Holy Land and knowing that the Bible refers to JESUS as the righteous shoot or branch destined to bring justice to the world, we believe you’ll agree that an olive wood nativity set is an ideal medium to portray the story of the MESSIAH’s birth. These sets allow you to take a piece of the Holy Land home with you as constant reminder that JESUS isn’t simply a literary figure, but that ‘traces’ of HIS footsteps can still be found today.
Olive wood, as full of oil as it is of spiritual significance, is ideal for carving due to its quality, attractive grain and durability. Stemming from trees that are hundreds of years old, olive wood presents you with a unique, superior quality of wood. The oily make-up of the wood is naturally protective against decay and your olive wood ornaments will age beautifully, giving you all the more reason to invest in it as an heirloom.
A finished carving is sanded and covered with a varnish coating, both for protection and to bring out the texture of the grain. Olive wood products do not require much care, and can simply be cleaned using a slightly damp cloth.
The Scriptures likens olive oil with Joy and Gladness: “Therefore GOD, your GOD, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions…” ( Psalm 45:7, ESV) Also, JESHUA was sent to bring us “beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:3, KJV). We trust that our nativity sets, as olive wood home gifts , will bring delight and happiness into your house as you are reminded of the story that brought unending hope and joy to the world!
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