As always at Bethlehem Handicrafts, we are persistent to keep pushing the limits in the olive wood industry with new ideas, designs, and details. After hard and tenacious work, we bring to you our all new fall collection of hand carved olive wood products. Most of these innovative products have a new touch to them that includes but not limited to: the tools used, facial details, their base, or the idea of the whole statue in general. We hope these items that will bring a piece of the Holy Land to your homes adding, love, serenity, and peace.
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Observing this powerful symbol, we find ourselves contrite to Christ’s sacrifice, feeling his life and death shining the path onward. With a stunning, one piece, hand-carved, passion-emitting crucifix as the center of this piece, this exquisite wood carved crucifix is an addition to your home that will make room in your heart for redemption. Illuminating the corpse of Christ is a green abalone shell outline. This hand carved crucifix is made in Bethlehem, the Holy Land, and represents moments of suffering, triumph, and victory for every Christian. This olive wood cross has five glass capsules filled with 5 souvenirs from all over the Holy Land affixed on each corner of the cross, as well as in the middle of the crucifix. These capsules include holy incense from the Nativity Church, Bethlehem soil, Jerusalem stone and dried olive leaves and flowers that collectively represent the essence of the Holy Land.
As children of God, we love to speak to Mary, as she is not only our mother, but the mother of God Himself. Mary gives us a way to pray to her, and that is through the rosary. In this simple yet emotional piece, Mary extends the rosary to her children, inviting us to pray to her. This piece will remind you of how powerful praying the rosary can be.
This unique homemade wooden Crucifix is crafted in Bethlehem from the finest local olive wood. Representing peace, this Holy Land's olive wood carving evokes deep faith. Christian communities in Bethlehem are radiating their ideals of Christianity through this old tradition. The roman numerals of the stations of the cross can be found carved on the back of this crucifix, in addition to a reminder of the site of the crucifixion. By the feet of the corpse, frankincense can be found enclosed in a case. The crucifix can be hung on a wall as well as put on its base, as the base is removable.
This olive wood carving from Bethlehem depicts the master Jesus Christ kneeling in humble service to wash the feet of his apostles, commanding us to do the same out of love for our neighbor. The facelessness of the figures reminds us as Christians that anyone can serve others, if only one remembers to be humble as Jesus was. This piece calls to mind John 13:16, where Jesus states that “no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.”
Mary is portrayed holding Jesus and caring for Him, as she has done with all children of God. The use of olive wood in this piece gives a beautiful shine to this emotional scene where you can feel the artistic freedom and ingenuity of the Bethlehem Christian tradition. This classic yet beautiful piece will bring this essential energy into your home.
This beautiful one piece statue depicts the flight to Egypt, where Mary and Joseph leave their beloved home of Bethlehem with Baby Jesus in order to keep Him safe. This statue tells the story of the flight into Egypt in one beautiful stand-still scene, showing that the love and compassion of a parent never wavers. Baby Jesus is fast asleep in the arms of his loving mother Mary, who dawns a look of complete adoration towards Him. Our artisans have captured this look of love and adoration so wonderfully, having felt it many times before in regards to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Your home will be filled with strong feelings of faith with this olive wood carving from the Holy Land.
Representing the deepest Christian ideals of compassion and redemption, this olive wood cross from Bethlehem is a perfect addition to your Christian home. Always standing as a reminder and an ideal for you and your loved ones observed in the fourteen stations. This olive wood cross has four glass windows, each filled with 4 different elements from all over the Holy Land, affixed on each corner of the cross. The bottom window includes Bethlehem soil, the left window includes Jerusalem stone, the top window includes dried olive leaves, and the right window includes bright pink frankincense. These elements collectively represent the essence of the Holy Land.
Bethlehem`s finest olive wood was used to carve these majestic figures of Mary, Joseph and our Lord Baby Jesus. The finest detail of lines and curvature, seen especially on the faces, convey strong emotions of love. This is done using the most gentle hand and the largest love for God, for an artist cannot replicate emotions he has not felt before himself. This actively illustrates how strong God's love is, and how we as a Christians need to flock to him and his teaching like sheep to a shepherd in order to fully comprehend his love.
We, the Bethlehem Handicrafts’ team, are so proud to put the Holy Land in your hand by giving you a variety of the best and the most outstanding original Bethlehem’s olive wood carvings with the best quality made in the Holy Land.