#563 Olivewood Log Nativity

Acquired 2010

This Olivewood Log Nativity is hand-crafted in Bethlehem, Israel. Every two years the olive trees in Israel are pruned so that they bear fruit, and this beautiful nativity is made from tree prunings. The piece is autographed by the Christian craftsman who designed it - Jodi Caucof. The one-piece set is 8”x4”x4” in size.It was a belated birthday gift to me from my sister Carole. She said she found it at the Hughson Craft Fair last November 2009, saved it until my birthday in March 2010. But we weren't ever able to get a luncheon date together, so she decided to give me the nativity in August 2010!