Felt Sheep Welcome Sign

Felt Sheep Welcome Sign

$12.00

Isn’t this just such a cute welcome sign? It is so adorable and highly popular. The little sheep are made from the wool of local sheep here in Bethlehem. Moreover, they are stuck on a piece of locally sourced olive wood. As you might know, olive wood is the symbol of peace. The item is made by the wellknown L’Arche community in Bethlehem. Locally they are known as Ma’an lil-Hayat (Together for Life). It is a Bethlehem-based ministry serving the needs of people with developmental disabilities and celebrating their unique value and contribution.
Due to the nature of the felt and wood, availability of material and individual processes the product colour it may slightly differ from the picture posted. Also the sizes given are an average. The item you receive might be a little smaller or bigger etc.
For the approximate size and extra information of this product, please click on “description and additional information” below.

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Description

Jean Vanier, a catholic Priest, founded L’Arche in 1964 when he hosted two men with disabilities in his own home. Consequenlty L’Arche is a multinational organization with a network of homes and programs for serving people with intellectual disabilities.
This organization has now grown to have 147 communities in 35 countries around the world. One of these communities in in Bethlehem and known as Ma’an lil-Hayat generally meaning “Together for Life”.
It is the first of its kind in the Holy Land. Moreover they have become renowned for their effective work and genuine compassion for these often neglected members of society. Therefore L’Arche hopes to expand throughout the West Bank to serve where there is great need.
Ma’an lil-Hayat is the first and only wool-felting project in Palestine. Its products are made from the wool of sheep raised right here in Bethlehem.

Additional information

Weight 0.260 kg
Dimensions 28.5 × 10 cm

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