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The unique properties of olive wood have made it a perfect material to carve fantastic products for the home, ranging from Nativity sets to kitchenware. The lustrous wood produces extraordinary pieces unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Crafted exclusively in Israel by skillful artists who practice the same techniques and methods used hundreds of years ago, the tradition of passing down the knowledge of this amazing craft has gone unbroken for generations. With a magnificent array of products arriving straight from the source, My Jerusalem Store works endlessly to provide you with the best selection of beautiful works of art that you can treasure forever.
While not a type of wood largely associated with crafts, hand carving olive wood into fantastic products has been a unique form of art native to Israel. Softer than traditional wood and with beautiful variations in color, olive wood allows the excellent craftsmanship of each item to truly shine through.
The process of each craft often involves the skill and expertise of several carvers, with some items requiring up to 45 days to complete from to start to finish. After the completion of the carving process, each item goes through sanding and polishing, and is finished off with a coating of olive wax to achieve a natural shine and protect to wood so that you may enjoy your masterpiece for many years.