This great carving of the “Shepherd Boy” hand carved from olive wood by the Palestinian artists in the holy Land, It has magnificent details using the natural color and the grain of the wood, it showing the Shepherd standing with lamb on his shoulder.
The duty of shepherds was to keep their flock intact, protect it from predators and guide it to market areas in time for shearing. In ancient times, shepherds also commonly milked their sheep, and made cheese from this milk; few shepherds still do this today.
Underneath 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.