This Jerusalem Cross is Hand Crafted in Bethlehem Jerusalem. from the premium olive wood by the locals artists over in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem Crosses (also known as the Crusader’s cross)
Also Known as the Five- Fold Cross, or “cross- and-crosslets”, Jerusalem crosses are a variant of the cross and consists of a large cross that is surrounded by four smaller Greek crosses – one in each of the quadrant formed by the larger cross.
The Five Wounds of Christ:Another symbolism is the representation of the five wounds of Christ. The smaller crosses represent the wounds on Christ’s feet and hands, and the larger central cross represents the wound inflicted by a soldier’s spear.
In the back of this cross 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.