This beautiful olive wood cross needs to be seen to be appreciated. It measures 16cm high, and is 12mm thick. It has a lovely polished and laquered finish, and has a hook in the reverse at the top so that it can be attached to a wall by a hook or nail.
This cross is hand-crafted, and comes from Jerusalem. It is stamped as such on the reverse.
Olive Wood has a deep biblical significance. The first olive tree is believed to have grown in the Holy Land around 4000 BC and they are considered so sacred because Christ lived and preached in these areas. Many Christians also believe that as a carpenter, Christ would have worked on this wood himself. Olive tree's are also mentioned in many places in the Bible.
Olive Tree's in the Holy Land are also considered mostly immortal. These tree's live to around 2000 years of age, and once the tree disappears, new shoots appear, and so begins life again.