This is an authentic hand carved Angel In Prayer Statue (approx 11 cm / 4.5" high) made by Bethlehems' finest craftsmen in a contemporary modern design. This modern faceless statue allows you to project on to the statue, whichever faces you wish to.
The natural swirl and contrast of the olive wood grain is different and unique in every piece. It is a wonderful gift to give to that special person in your life or display in your home.
Since each one is carved with love it may differ very slightly from that pictured.
Information about olive wood:
Olive trees are indigenous to the Holy Land and are treasured because the oil from their fruit has been used for religious rites since biblical times. The olive wood used in these beautiful products is of the highest quality and is distinctive for its dark lines. It comes only from olive wood trees that are grown in the area between Shechem and Hebron that are not irrigated. The olive tree is a protected species in Israel and cannot be cut down. Once every two years the olive trees are pruned so that they bear fruit and it is from these prunings that these handcrafted pieces are made. The prunings are stored for almost 5 years until they are dry enough to carve, before they are used by the craftsmen for these exquisite pieces.
Olive wood items make perfect gifts. Not only are they imbued with spirituality, they also do not require much care since olive oil is naturally protecting them from corrosion and changes of color.