Large Nativity in Olive Wood Log
A cave is carved into a piece of olive wood (8” x 4” x 4”) for the setting of the birth of Our Lord. Joseph, Mary, the Baby Jesus, shepherd w/lamb, three wise men, and a lamb are cut from slices of olive wood and applied to the log to form the scene. The pillars are part of the log.
This piece was made by Christian craftsmen living in Bethlehem, Israel. The olive wood comes from the biannual prunings of olive trees there. Each piece is unique to the olivewood it was cut from, both the log itself and the pieces of the scene.