39cm Eastern Orthodox Cross For Wall With Hand Carved Crucifix (Ow-Crs-037)Dimensions (Height X Width X Length) : 39 cm x 25 cm x 0 cm / 15.35” x 9.84” x 0”
The large 39cm Orthodox Cross For Wall With Hand Carved Crucifix from Zuluf is a piece that every Orthodox Christian should have in their home. This magnificent cross is amazingly detailed, and is even embellished at each point. The olive wood used to make this cross was hand carved by talented and skilled Christian artisans in the Holy Land, who put a lot of effort into making it as best as they can each time. The cross is a perfect way to indulge yourself with something meaningful and gorgeous, but it also makes a wonderful gift for any occasion.
• Own Your Own Original Holy Land Keepsake
• Hand carved by local christian families in Bethlehem
• Meaningful model assured to dazzle your friends
• Grace your home with this unique craft that embodies the spirit of family and love.
• Certificate of Origin included
• A majestic gift! Ideal for your home or office.
• A free gift will come with each olive wood item purchased, our way of saying thanks
Olive Wood is a beautiful material that is mentioned time and again in the Bible. Out of great Biblical reverence, olive trees in holy land are not permitted to be cut down. All items are made from pruned branches which keeps the trees healthy.
most of our profits go to local Christian families that have been creating Christian items for many generations. For most, this is the only possible source of income.
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When ordering this item from the Holy land your item usually ships on the same or next business day, International shipping from jerusalem usually takes from 2 to 3 weeks with Israel Air mail, comes with a free Insurance and tracking. If you are ordering this item by EMS Express Shipping, expect 5 to 10 days, also comes with free insurance and tracking.
Wood Carving Process:
The process of producing an olive wood craft requires labor intensity and consists of many stages, often involving the work of multiple artisans. Drilling machines are used initially to attain the rough outline of the intended craft. It accounts for 15% of the process, although it eliminates some of the most difficult and time-consuming aspects of the carving.
Next the piece is passed onto a skilled artisan who transforms the rough outline into a finished product by chiseling the details. Finally, the finished item must be sanded down and polished, then coated with olive wax to give the object a "natural shine" and ensure its longevity.
Depending on what the particular product is, the process could take up to 45 days. Most professional artisans go through six to seven years of training.