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Natural fiber nativity scene, 'Unrivaled Love' - Artisan Crafted Agave and Palm Nativity Scene from Guatemala Curate

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Unrivaled Love Artisan Crafted Agave and Palm Nativity Scene from Guatemala

Marybel González believes in helping the people of the Corredor Seco or "Dry... more

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Marybel González believes in helping the people of the Corredor Seco or "Dry Corridor", an area in southeastern Guatemala which is prone to drought; artisans from this region have difficulty selling what they create, so she attempts to recycle some of what they produce such as petate, which is made by weaving together dried palm fronds, and cord made from maguey, or "agave americana," fibers. Both these materials are present in this uncommon, charming handmade nativity scene from Marybel. The Holy Family stands on a petate base, and Mary and Joseph's bodies are created from woven maguey. Petate, maguey, and jute recycled from coffee sacks all figure in the detailing of the personages. Mary's head covering and the figures' faces are created with manta, a coarse cotton cloth. Joseph holds a bamboo staff, and Mary cradles the Baby Jesus who sleeps soundly in swaddling clothes made from jute.

  • 0.21 kgs
  • 0.5 lbs
  • Nativity scene: 21.5 cm H x 16.5 cm W x 12 cm D
  • Nativity scene: 8.5" H x 6.5" W x 4.7" D
  • Storage bag: 27 cm W x 17 cm H x 10 cm D
  • Storage bag: 10.75" W x 6.75" H x 3.9" D

  • Agave, palm, recycled jute, cotton, bamboo staff, cotton storage bag
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Recycled materials may vary slightly in color and/or pattern
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central America

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"Unique Nativity "

I collect nativities, and was excited to add this one to my collection. Made from unique natural materials, it is beautifully imagined. Because of what it is made from, I am displaying it in the Summer. Blends well with shells and a beach decorating theme.

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