Olive Wood Statuettes Bethlehem Handicrafts is pleased to present eight categories of olive wood carvings. The care and detail that our crafters put into our statuettes are like none other. As a soft wood, olive wood is particularly adept for intricate carvings. The detail makes these statuettes seemingly come to life! Choose from our wide selection of Biblical, New Testament, and Catholic saints. Be sure to check out our most popular items just in time for Christmas: our selection of Nativity Creches!