Mother of Pearl Dove Brooch
A devotional dove of peace brooch, hand-carved in lustrous mother-of-pearl. Exquisitely made in Bethlehem, this Mother-of-Pearl Dove Brooch reflects a regional craft tradition which is thought to have been introduced by visiting Franciscan Friars in the 15th century. Originally the carvings were made from the shells of oysters harvested from the Red Sea and the Italian-inspired handicraft became popular with the many pilgrims visiting the city. This beautiful, fair trade keepsake brooch is the perfect gift for a loved one or token of peace.