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West Bank Nativity

(Actual Nativities in Sets may vary in size, shape and color due to being hand-crafted.)

 
Carved Bethlehem Nativity Item Sku: 43139

Carved Bethlehem Nativity


Maintaining the natural bark of the olive wood tree on the back of this nativity emphasizes the hand-carved nature of the piece. The petite figures inside feature etched detailing.
2 .5"h x 4.5"w x 2"d
O Christmas Tree Nativity Item Sku: 43140

O Christmas Tree Nativity


Nativity scene set with a Christmas Tree backdrop; the shapes meticulously carved from olive wood.
6.5"h x4"w x 3"d
$32.00  
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$36.00  
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Olive Wood Nativity Item Sku: 43116

Olive Wood Nativity


Created by artisans working in Bethlehem, the hand-carved pieces of this small olive wood nativity are firmly joined to the backdrop, all lightly varnished for a glossy finish.
5in. h x 6in. w x 2.5in. d
Silent Night Nativity Item Sku: 43141

Silent Night Nativity


The beautiful grain of olive wood is highlighted in this handsomely carved nativity scene. Perfect for a desk or tabletop.
3.5"h x 4"w x 2"d
$45.00  
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$30.00  
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Nativity holy family Item Sku: 2702000

Nativity holy family


w/stand and 3 stars olive wood 5Lx3.5Wx8H natural
Made in West Bank
Nativity with attached figures Item Sku: 2745390

Nativity with attached figures


olive wood 5L x 3W x 4"Tall.
Made in West Bank
$64.00  
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$35.00  
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Olive wood creche set Set of 11 Item Sku: 2745420

Olive wood creche set Set of 11


6H
Made in West Bank
Nativity Ornament Olive Wood Item Sku: 2745370

Nativity Ornament Olive Wood


3H
Made in West Bank
$215.00  
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$7.50  
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Hand Carved Olive Wood Set of 11 Item Sku: 43105

Smooth Carved West Bank Nativity


Hand Carved Olive Wood 11pc, up to 5" H
Made in West Bank
Nativity Mother of Pearl Item Sku: 43334

Nativity Mother of Pearl


3.5"H
Made in West Bank
$140.00  
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$65.00  
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Nativity Ornament Bell Item Sku: 2700050

Nativity Ornament Bell


2"D x 3"H
Made in West Bank
$12.95  
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Nativities from West Bank

The West Bank is located west of the Jordan River between the State of Israel and Jordan. It is difficult to talk about this part of the world without offending someone. Ten Thousand Villages describes the place where our artisans work as the West Bank because that is the geographical location where they live. Sometimes referred to as Israeli-occupied West Bank, this area is home to Palestinians and a number of Jewish settlers.
Ninety-two percent of the population in West Bank is Muslim and the remaining 8 percent are Christian. United in their Palestinian heritage, Palestinian Muslims and Christians live together in relative peace. Living in the West Bank is not peaceful, however, as tensions between Palestinians and Israelis continue to escalate and violence is common. Suicide and vehicle bombings have killed numbers of Israelis and Palestinians in the recent past.
Traditional foods in this part of the world include mansef (rice, lamb, yogurt, bread and nuts), mosakhan (bread with fried onions and chicken on top) and waraq dawalee (stuffed grape leaves). Arabic, English and Hebrew are widely spoken throughout the West Bank. Education is mandatory in the West Bank and children are required to attend school from age 6 to 18. Although public schools lack space, materials and teachers, education is highly valued.