Marie Wilkinson Olive Wood Holding Cross 10 cm. A holding cross is not traditionally shaped but rather made to feel right. The cross is deliberately uneven, with smooth rounded edges in order to fit between your fingers more comfortably than a regular cross would do. Made from authentic olive wood from the Holy Land, Jerusalem the cross measures approximately 10 x 6 cm and is typically used as a source of comfort in times of need. Each cross comes with a leaflet to explain its origins and why the cross is deliberately uneven.
Please Note: Because of the variation of the olive wood grain, each product is considered unique. Therefore it will vary from the photograph.
This product is made of olive wood, from a tree that has been growing in the Holy Land for hundreds of years. The wood has undergone a natural, five-year drying process, which ensures its eternal stability. It is the only cross which is made in Bethlehem close to the birthplace of Jesus, a short distance from the Via Dolorosa, from where Jesus carried the cross from the house of Pilate to the place of crucifixion.