Laser Olive Wood Roman Mother of Pearl Cross Pendant
The heritage of olive wood in Palestine exceeds thousands of years and it has been a huge part of the Palestinian export industry. Artisans in Palestine and especially in Bethlehem have been benefiting from Olive wood crafts for years to be a main source of income in their workshops. Those crafts express the authenticity of olive wood and how the artisans handmade and hand carved the crafts using basic tools but utmost dedication and skill. Mother of pearl is globally known as a very distinguished material. It is brought from the inside layer of some shells and it is a beautiful hard silvery substance. Mother of Pearl was introduced in Bethlehem by the Franciscan monks, and since then it has been involved in the artisans work as a symbol of good luck and prosperity. Mother of pearl has maintained its authenticity since the 15th century and the artisans in the holy land try to mix the mother of pearl with local products as a way of expressing its high value for Bethlehem and the holy land.
|Dimensions||1.8 × 1.32 cm|
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