St. Francis of Assisi life developed a deep love of nature and animals and is known as the patron saint of the environment and animals; his life and words have had a lasting resonance with millions of followers across the globe. Each October, many animals the world over are blessed on his feast day. This statue is hand carved in Bethlehem from one branch of a tree. It is a delicate carving of St. Francis holding a birds.
Underneath this statue, you can find our “Bethlehem Wood Carving” seal of authenticity. Additionally, this statue is shipped with a separate 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.
Our artisans carve these products from pruned branches follow the standard pruning process. This is a beautiful and truly magnificent gift from the Holy Land.
Olive wood is very unique by nature. Similar to human fingerprint, olive wood grain will be different from one branch to another. In other words, there are no identical items. The shipped item may be slightly different than the one shown in the pictures. It may also contain minor cracks or knots due to the nature of the olive wood. We make these product in the Holy Land. For faster turnaround we ship from United States. Should you have any questions or for more information, do not hesitate to contact us.