About Us

Said Factory is a Christian Family Business established since 1983 with only one room and two craftsmen and Most of its work was for the local market in Bethlehem, Jerusalem, and Nazareth for the souvenirs. In 1994 Said Factory grew; built 5 other rooms for work, bought new machines, and employed 7 Specialists in the field of craft industries. After 2001 Said factory started to go out to the global market by building connections with many organizations, people, souvenirs shops, and Institutions. We are manufacturers and wholesalers of genuine handcraft Olive Wood products and mother of pearl. Said Factory has many products such as olive wood rosaries, olive wood figures, olive wood crosses, olive wood pendants, olive wood necklaces, olive wood nativities, olive wood Christmas ornaments, olive wood beads, olive wood statues, olive wood chalice cups, olive wood wall plaques, mother of pearl crosses and more. For more information please do not hesitate to connect with us.



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Olive Wood

The olive tree has been cultivated in the holy land since ancient times. Historians and archaeologists believe the first olive groves were planted around 4000 B.C.E. The olive tree plays a significant role in the day to day lives of the people in the holy land. From the tree they get their olives, from the olives they get their olive oil and from the left over pulp they get their soap. From the wood of the tree artists get their work, farmers get shavings to keep their mangers clean and everyone else gets wood to burn on cold desert nights. The olive tree has both a religious and sentimental significance to all nations and all religions, most notably Judaism and Christianity. In the Old Testament, religious leaders and prophets and anointed with olive oil. It also was used to light the lamps in the temple of Jerusalem. In the New Testament, Jesus was called the anointed one (messiah). Early Christians were called Nozreem or Masseheen, which in Aramaic and Arabic means “anointed with olive oil”. Jesus was arrested in the Mount of Olives and ascended into Heaven from there after his resurrection. Since the days of Noah, the olive branch has been a symbol of peace. As years of war rage on in the Holy Land, farmers continue to plant olive trees as a way of staying connected to the land despite the struggle. For the rest of us, the olive tree is a symbol of peace, beauty, longevity, and healing. Artists in Bethlehem and Jerusalem are very aware of the significance of olive wood and take great care in crafting the finest works from these sacred trees. We are proud to offer some of the finest examples of olive wood artistry direct from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.