We started offering Olive Wood products about a year ago. Our line started with a handful of Olive Wood Crosses made by a local carpenter in the Biblical Ephesus area in Turkey. This year in 2020 we expanded our offerings to include products that are imported from Bethlehem.
"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem." Matthew 2:1
Bethlehem has many Olive Wood carving factories. And the famous Nativity Church is surrounded by local gift shops.
Olive wood is a very interesting tree. It can live for more than 100 years. The tree produces its a wonderful fruit, olives. Olive oil is one of the most healthy olives ones can consume. And locals trim their Olive trees regularly to help them produce more fruit in future years. Those trims turn into wonderful home decor items. Crosses, ornaments, holding cross, necklaces, magnets, chalices, cups, nativities, and many more items are made our of Olive Woodcuts.