Hand Carved Olive Wood God Bless Our Home Round Oval Wall Plaque
Earrings Size: About 6 Inch By 4 Inch.
Earrings Weight (Both): About 65 Grams.
This outstanding wall plaque is made from olive wood and it come beautifully carved with nice details. This piece is carved with 'GOD BLESS OUR HOME' with two leaves on the side of the wording.
These pieces are made in Bethlehem. Bethlehem is a Palestinian town south of Jerusalem in the West Bank. The biblical birthplace of Jesus, it’s a major Christian pilgrimage destination. The birth is marked by an inlaid silver star in a grotto under the 6th-century Church of the Nativity, which shares Manger Square with the 15th-century Church of St. Catherine and the 1860 Mosque of Omar.
Olive wood was first carved in Bethlehem by monks in the fourth century after the construction of the Nativity Church, but it was not until the 16th and 17th centuries that the work was industrialized, as Franciscan and Italian pilgrims reportedly trained artisans in the Bethlehem area. The production and sale of olive wood carvings has since become a notable part of the regional tourism industry.
Despite its long history, the industry today faces many challenges. Tens of thousands of olive trees have been destroyed, uprooted or annexed by Israel's separation wall and settlement infrastructure, while ongoing political instability has hurt tourism. Still, as Christmas tourists begin to arrive in Bethlehem this month, olive wood carvers are hoping that a difficult year will end well.
These earrings are stamped in the back to make sure they are made from Bronze and sometimes to show the artist signature/stamp.
They come with a smooth back for a better feel.
Size and measurements are not 100% accurate, but we strive to get the best and closest measurements possible.
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