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Christmas decoration small, Nativity scene, olive wood, 5 x 4 x 6.5cm

(Code: HOL21)
£ 9.99
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Small hand carved olive wood Nativity scene

Free standing or hang from your Christmas tree

Approximate size: 5 x 4 x 6.5cm

The carving is a very detailed and difficult process. The wood is gathered, cut into small pieces and sorted. There are several stages to the carving, starting with the abstract form and then the finer detail. The carving is smoothed with sandpaper then lacquered to protect the wood and produce an attractive finish. The grain of the wood produces a beautiful product, each one being unique.

The supplier in Bethlehem is a guaranteed World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) member. Their aim is to preserve the local handicraft traditions, and benefit future generations of Palestinians. Thy strive to alleviate local poverty and unemployment. Their olive wood carving technique was first developed because of the local availability of the raw material and the demand by pilgrims for religious icons.