Olive Wood Nativity Ornament
Sustainably sourced from pruned branches, olive wood from the heart of the Holy Land is used to create this lovely ornament. Hand-carved in a family workshop founded nearly 50 years ago in Bethlehem, this traditional set reflects the simplicity of the season.
Handmade in West Bank
GE Workshop is a family workshop with artisans carving olive wood biblical figures, nativities and other items. George El-Atrash, a Palestinian Christian, started his family workshop in Bethlehem in 1967. In 1976 he moved the workshop to neighboring Beit Sahour and began to involve his brothers in the business, and later two of his sons. Mr. El-Atrash has carved olive wood to sustain his family all his life.