This statue of “St. Joseph “is hand crafted from olive wood in Bethlehem / Jerusalem. It is an amazing piece of art that has been made by the Palestinian craftsmen, out of one piece of olive wood, It is very gorgeous and delicate carving, it showing St Joseph Holding the Child Jesus, this statue made by these brilliant and talented craftsmen they have been produces and creates some of the most exquisite and meaningful Christian art in the Holy Land. The remarkable artisans of Bethlehem have passed on the secrets of hand carving Olive Wood into phenomenal sculptures from generation to generation, and the skills and methods used are often the same ones used for hundreds of years. Brilliantly carving breathtaking scenes and sculptures out of beautiful Olive Wood, each one of these superb works of art is a masterpiece to be treasured and cherished forever. This statue of St. Joseph carrying baby Jesus made near the Holy site in Bethlehem near the nativity church.
In Catholic traditions, Joseph is regarded as the patron saint of workers and is associated with various feast days. The month of March is dedicated to Saint Joseph.
This Statue is great gift for any catholic Holiday.
Underneath this statue of “Joseph carrying Baby Jesus “you will find the” Bethlehem wood carving” seal of authenticity and along with our Holy Land Gift Shop card you will receive a “Made in Bethlehem” certificate of authenticity.
This olive wood article is very solid, and durable. The surface has a fine finish that’s silky smooth to the touch.
No two items are identical due to differences in the wood grain and may contain minor cracks natural to the olive wood knots.
These olive wood products are carved from branches that are pruned during the standard pruning process. This is a beautiful and truly meaningful gift from the Holy Land.
Olive wood is very unique by nature. The grain will be different from one branch to another which means there are no identical items. The item shipped may be slightly different that the one shown in the pictures. It may also contain minor cracks or knots due to the natural to the olive wood.