A few more of my nativities:
This nativity is from Peru (Andes area) by artist John Barrow. Sleek and modern, the figures are carved from native ishpingo wood and stained in deep, rich colors.
This ceramic nativity is from Guatemala by artist Jose Arriola. The Holy Family, angels and the three Kings are in the traditional weavings of San Juan Sacatepequez.
This crystal nativity is from Dansk and is made from leaded crystal . It was discontinued in 1998. Dansk is a subsidiary of the Lenox Corporation.
Genuine Anne Beate 10 piece Nativity Set Handmade in Denmark
Antique 1880 victorian scrapbook cover with a nativity scene.
This handmade 3-piece nativity set is from Peru. The alluvial clay used for these ceramics comes from the banks of the Ucayali river, a tributary of the Amazon. Most of the color pigments such as red, yellow, white and black used to decorate these ceramic surfaces also occur naturally in the area. Age old indigenous and traditional methods are still in practice for creating these pieces of art.
This nativity set is hand-crafted by traditional artisans of the Shapibo tribe of Peru, known for their quality ceramic art. Manos Amigas (Friendly Hands) assist the Shipibo villagers in exporting their products and in community development programs.
This nativity is a vintage 3 Tier German style nativity a Weihnachts-Pyramide Christmas
African nativity hand carved:
Antique mid-century brass nativity:
ANTIQUE EARLY 1900s BRASS Medal with nativity scene:
Handmade rolled paper nativity:
Handmade Pueblo clay nativity with rug by Ann Graffy.
Traditional Peruvian Nativity depicts richly colored figures in traditional Peruvian dress, with traditional designs engraved in the clay.
La Palma Nativity in white pine and hand painted in the La Palma folk art style, made famous by Salvadorian artist, Fernando Llort.
Hand made from natural jute fabric and cord. Handmade in Bangladesh.
Ayacucho Nativity based on traditional Peruvian garments and patterns. Red clay is fired and exquisitely hand painted by skilled artisans.
Soapstone Nativity from Kenya. Hand-carved, natural soapstone is hand dyed, then incised with detail.
Haitian Crisscross Nativity. Sheets of recycled steel drums find new life as a vivid three-dimensional nativity. Each of the two sheets is cut, stippled, and painted by hand on both sides to create this Haitian interpretation of the nativity.
A nativity set has never looked so effervescent! Artisans recycle Kenyan soda cans to create this colorful 6-piece set.
A Toona Batik Holy Family made in Indonesia. Tall and sculptural, these holy figures are beautifully carved from dark Toona wood, then meticulously painted by hand to create the colorful patterning.
Kenyan nativity made from wire:
One piece tree nativity:
See more nativities. Additional posts of my nativities may be found here and here.