Orthodox icons on wood, as a human itself, represent the link between spiritual and material, a body and a soul. Wood, as a symbol, plays an important role in Christianity. Badnjak is a tree branch of a young oak tree brought into the house and placed on the fire on the evening of Christmas Eve, a central tradition in Serbian Christmas celebrations.
That is why Byzantine icons hand painted on wood are not just art. With it`s rustic look, icon on wood symbolizes true and living faith.