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Hand Carved Olive Wood Cross with Crucifix rope Necklace, From the Holy Land

Hand Carved Olive Wood Cross with Crucifix rope Necklace, From the Holy Land

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Blessed and protected, this Hand Carved Olivewood crucifix with string necklace
will make you look and feel divine. The piece is delicately crafted using
traditional techniques from the Holy Land for an elegant look.


The process of producing an olive wood craft requires labor intensity and
consists of many stages, often involving the work of multiple artisans. Drilling
machines are used initially to attain the rough outline of the intended craft.
It accounts for 15% of the process, although it eliminates some of the most
difficult and time-consuming aspects of the carving. Next the piece is passed
onto a skilled artisan who transforms the rough outline into a finished product
by chiseling the details. Finally, the finished item must be sanded down and
polished, then coated with olive wax to give the object a "natural shine" and
ensure its longevity. Depending on what the particular product is, the process
could take up to 45 days. Most professional artisans go through six to seven
years of training.
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