These crosses were hand carved using a technique called chip carving. Just like the name implies; tiny chips of wood
are removed to form geometric patterns. The larger one is made from cherry wood. The smaller one is made from oak.
crosses like these in Romania are large. The one at our church is 15' tall!
You see in this design, three cross. The one in the center is the cross of Jesus. The two smaller crosses are the
crosses of the thieves who were crucified with him.
Chip carving is also popular in traditional Ukrainian folk art
not to mention in Switzerland, Germany, and even much of northern Europe.