About Handicrafts

Olive Wood and Mother of Pearl carving is long Holy Land tradition that dates backs hundreds of years.

About 85% of Bethlehemites they make their living in this storied craft.

These skills have been kept in the family and passed through the generations, father to son. We start with the highest quality olive wood, which is trimmed and dried for years to ensure its durability and beauty.

This blessed wood comes from the olive groves in Bethlehem’s countryside. While carving technology has advanced over the years, we have maintained the highest standards of our hand carving.