Lama Bros. Souvenir Store
started in 1979 as a family business by Michael Lama and his brothers. It started as a small shop in Bethlehem-Palestine, selling traditional products of Bethlehem such as olive wood, mother of pearl and some religious brass items. In 1984, Lama Bros. expanded their work and changed their location into a bigger souvenir shop to include variety of products of religious items including olive wood, status, mother of pearl, crosses, candles, silver products, etc… Michael Lama’s store is considered as one of the leading souvenir stores in the tourism sector, as he receives tourists from all over the world and deals with various travel agencies.considered as one of the leading souvenir stores in the tourism sector as he receives tourists from all over the world and deals with various travel agencies.
It all started in the Holy City of Bethlehem. In 1979, a small Christian family established their humble souvenir store in the alleys of the city. It was called
Lama Bros. Souvenir Store. The store was an average one. It sold olive wood sculptures, mother of pearl and religious brass items. In 1984, and after fifteen years of dedication, devotion and hard work, the Lama Brothers decided to relocate their store and expand their family business into a bigger and a better store in the heart of the Holy City.
Lama Bros. Souvenir Store is all about quality and excellence. The store now offers a broad variety of souvenir selections. Those products include a wide range of handmade olive wood sculptures and figures, high quality jewelry, unique mother of pearl items and, crosses and candles. This attracts tourists from all over the world. Therefore, the numbers of visitors is increasing. The store has even received celebrities and famous people from different parts of the world.
Souvenir store provides employment opportunities, which helps a number of families survive under the harsh economic circumstances of the Holy Land. The store has more than 30 employees. Not to mention that all of the suppliers and travel agencies that they deal with are from Bethlehem too. In addition, they provide aid to various charities and organizations in the city. Therefore, Lama Bros. Souvenir store works tirelessly to give back to the community..