This product was Handicrafted from Olivewood grown in the Bethlehem and Jerusalem Area. It is crafted by Christian and Catholic artists from the clippings and cuttings of olive tree. The trees are pruned annually and the wood is then prepared for use. The olive tree is significant as it is considered to be ( Holy Tree ) and Jesus prayed under this tree in the garden of Gethsemane following the last Supper. To care for this item, use a clean soft cloth. With blessings from the land of the Bible. Congratulations on purchasing this very special item that can be cherished for a life time and can be passed down for generations.