Size: 7" x 2"/19 x 6 cm
This double-sided hand-carved wood cross has a unique design and was made from box-tree, (holy-tree). The religious scenes (Crucifixion/Ascension) are hand-carved on each side. The cross is mounted on a small stand made from the same type of tree. It was made in 2005 in Germany and artist's initials are hand-carved on the bottom of the cross.
The box-tree, (holy-tree) is unique and very valuable because it grows only 3.94" (10 cm) in ten years. The artist was traveling through Greece on his way to Bulgaria. In a small village where he stopped to rest, he saw a good amount of this special tree in the yard of a small house. An elderly woman told him that "the pieces of this tree had been there for a while and that he can have as many as he wants". That is how he obtained this very priceless art material.
Artist: Wladimir Zlatkov
|This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 17 April, 2012.