Mother of Pearl Carved Cross
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||2 × 1.5 cm|