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The Sacred Meaning and History of the Wood and Tree of Eden

In the biblical sense, the olive wood is a statement of peace, longevity, fertility, beauty, and healing. The dove sent forth from the prayerful hands of Noah reputedly returned to the prow of the Ark with an olive stem and branch in its beak. Thus, the wisdom behind the words of perseverance when faced with adversity could be foretold. The mighty olive produces oil and other resources, refusing to give up until new roots are firmly embedded again. It is a sign of everlasting hope.

The pure strength of the word and its natural manifestation in ombre makes this wood one of the highest in demand for durable carvings, especially when coupled with a religious theme. Also environmentally sustainable, only the branches are required for use while the trunks can be restored and keep replenishing that which it sacrifices.

Age Before Beauty.

Did you know that “The oldest certified olive tree is in Greece, believed to be more than 2000 years old, and quite surprisingly, still bears fruit.”?[1]

Unique and sought after for its artisanal curly grain, the wood of the olive tree not only has a strong religious connection to the Holy city of Bethlehem; the Cradle of Peace, but also is the firmament in Grecian mythology and legend as well. The reputed Master of tale, Homer is credited not only with the Iliad and the Odyssey but also with his verification of the supporter of the quoted testimonial by Elytis: “If you disintegrate Greece, in the end, you will see an olive tree, a vineyard and a ship, and you will rebuild it with the same materials.”[2]

Now, available to you, this material is the base for a majority of our carvings, religious items, ceremonial collectibles, and decorative embellishments.

Olive Wood Palm Tree Nativity

Peace and Hope.

There has never been a time in the latest era where the global impact of resilience is practiced every day. We have been put to the test, and with continued faith and hope for renewal can be shown in an aesthetically humble piece of olive wood. Authentic, humble, and stalwart, anyone would be proud and pleased to have a showcase of eternal devotion in their homes, offices, and businesses. Choose from crosses and crucifix to pens and serving ware. Think of the years of happiness that a hand-carved nativity or music box can bring to your family. A true legacy that will be sought after cherished, and handed down from generation to generation. For the word of God and His Holy Son and Savior is life-giving for all the ages of eternity.

May the blessings of this season be yours to rejoice in, now and forever after.

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Crown of thorns


The Crown of Thorns represents the suffering and agony of Jesus on the cross for the sole purpose of achieving salvation of humanity on earth.

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