About usWe the Shepherd Field Group have been providing the USA with quality holy land olive wood and olive wood products since 2008
We the Shepherd Field Group have been providing the USA with quality holy land olive wood and olive wood products since 2008. Churches, wood shops. Our craftsmen are the best in the Holy Land crafting hundreds of different style olive wood carvings, boxes, candle sticks, Bible covers, and more to mention a few. Keeping an old profession alive in a new age while keeping harmony with the environment is what we do.
The wood working craft has been an honorable profession as far back as history was recorded. Jesus the carpenter of life worked as a carpenter at an early stage in his life and it is said that he used olive wood since olive wood was and still is the wood of choice in the Holy Land! “Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? Mt 13.55
From the Holy city of Bethlehem the city of Jesus birth and cradle of Peace we at Bethlehem olive wood Supplies are honored to introduce to you for the first time ever the wood of the Holiest Tree in the Holy Land… the wood of Bethlehem sacred olive Trees also called Roman trees, they got their Roman name because they have been living in Bethlehem and bearing fruits since the time of Jesus and the Romans.
Bethlehem olive wood is a local raw material from which mainly religious, historical, and artistic articles are made, using the prunes of young olive trees , and the sprouts from the trunks of the old, unproductive trees an essential process for a healthier growth for the trees and to generate environmental stability. No Tree was damaged or destroyed in the process of harvesting the wood.
Olive Trees grow in many parts of the Holy Land but the richness and textures of the Bethlehem olive wood is not matched. One of the reasons for that is due to the fact that the oldest olive trees in Holy Land are located in the city of Bethlehem and the older the olive tree is the more grains and textures you will find in her wood.
Bethlehem olive wood is heavy, dense and durable with a distinctive colors that range in nuances of red and creamy pigments with irregular gray, brown, and wild black lines.
No other hardwood excels Bethlehem olive wood in beauty of grains and variety of coloring. The beauty of Bethlehem olive wood takes many forms. As we turn it, it often changes completely from its outside appearance. There is something very mystical about watching it reveal its final appearance. Sometimes the grain pattern is almost nonexistent with just one swirl of grain giving the piece an elegant beauty. On other occasions a more complex grain with an almost marbled effect that manifests itself in a varying and smooth grain, making every piece extraordinarily unique.