Shittim wood (Acacia)
Cut in the Sinai Desert
some trees that grew in an old quarry that is being cleared. These pieces are 3/4" x 3/4" x 5" -5.5" long. To understand more of why it is important see Exodus, Chapter 25 in the Bible Old Testament. We have had many requests over the years so we are very happy to be able to offer these to our customers, probably just at occasional intervals when we can get them. It can take years in between shipments. Certification is not available from the source (we asked but they said it was too much trouble for such a small number of blanks). WE HAVE NOW MADE OUR OWN CERTIFICATES FOR THIS WOOD. THEY ARE BASED ON OUR RECEIVING THEM FROM ISRAEL AND THE ASSURANCES THE SOURCE HAS GIVEN US. REQUEST THEM IN THE SHOPPING CART.
Limited restock on 1/2020
NOTE: NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY OTHER SIZES not listed below. .
Olivewood from BethlehemOlivewood from Bethlehem
(These are from prunings, Sustainable harvest)
from Bethlehem (High contrast---excellent lines )
Figured pieces, mostly curly grain
All Bethlehem olivewood bigger then pen blanks usually have some kind of checking, though not severe. They are cut from branch wood in order not to destroy the trees and branch wood is
more likely to check then wood from the trunk of a tree.
out of stock for now, restock date not known yet
Carob Wood from Israel
Carob is a beautiful wood mentioned in the Bible in Luke 15:16. The word "carat" comes from the carob tree seeds, which are very uniform in weight and were used to determine the weight of one "carat". The inside of the seedpods are used in modern times as a chocolate substitute.
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