Icon-cross combining cross an icon in one piece. I found very interesting examples in Ukraine, especially in region Carpatia in Gutsul culture. This region very rich on wood carving items. And you can find all of these elements in daily routine and hand-made furniture, like a corner icon, entrance door, gate, wagon, bed, chair, table, spoon or other life supplies.
People always was trying to express spiritual soughs through symbolics on the wood, rock, metal, leather or other materials and place in surrounded environment.
The cross always contain three most important parts – heaven and paradise, human being and Christ and old world on the bottom, which reminds had of Adam and Old Testament.