This sculpture is made from locally sourced olive wood and crafted by a well-known master carver, Jeries Facouseh. Facouseh is a lifelong resident of Bethlehem and a second generation Christian carver whose intricate sculptures are sought after in the Holy Land.
The carving recalls the story of Jesus, risen from the dead, instructing his disciples to cast their fishing net into the Sea of Galilee (John 21:1-14). The abundant catch signals the abundant growth of God’s kingdom that would continue after Jesus ascended to heaven and the Holy Spirit came upon the church.
Please Note: Due to the nature of olive wood and the individuality of the artisans and their processes, the product may differ slightly from the picture posted.