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Blue Handcrafted Natural Fiber Nativity Scene with Star, "Star Nativity in Blue"

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Costa Rican artisan Blanca Padilla designs and handcrafts this nativity scene... more

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Costa Rican artisan Blanca Padilla designs and handcrafts this nativity scene out of fiber extracted from cabuya, a succulent that looks similar to agave. The cabuya fiber is a beautiful creamy antique white, and the artisan works with its natural texture to from the figures of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus. The scene is set in a blue half-sphere of cabuya with a matching base and a shooting star overhead.

The art and skill of creating handicrafts from cabuya has been handed down through Blanca Padilla's family for generations. The artisan sources her material herself, growing and harvesting the cabuya, extracting the fiber, and preparing it for use in the handicrafts. Blanca Padilla hopes to help revitalize the cabuya craft industry with the success of her designs.

  • 30 grams
  • 1.06 oz
  • 16 cm H x 10.5 cm W x 10 cm D
  • 6.25" H x 4.1" W x 3.9" D

  • Cabuya fiber
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Costa Rica.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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7

Kim

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01/11/2020

"Great addition to my collection"

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Love how unique this is and the beautiful color. Love that it?s one piece.

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Star Nativity in Blue, Blue Handcrafted Natural Fiber Nativity Scene with Star

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07/16/2020

"Beautiful"

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My favourite thing to do is buy Christmas ornaments and its getting to the stage where Im going to need a bigger tree! I couldnt pass up the opportunity to buy these though - theyre beautiful pieces of art. I am already displaying them as I didnt want to wait until Christmas and I dont think you can ever have too many angels around you!

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  • Decoration - hanging

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Holy Announcement, Natural Fiber Angel Ornaments from Costa Rica (Pair)

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01/12/2020

"Cornhusk Nativity"

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This was stored on arrival. It arrived timely but after Christmas so went directly into storage without being opened. I am counting on it being bright and beautiful.

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Kim

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01/11/2020

"Great addition to my collection"

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Fun and unique

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09/23/2018

"Even more beautiful than it appears on this page!"

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I have a small collection of Fair Trade Nativities from around the world and saw this one and wanted to add it to my collection. It is even more BEAUTIFUL in than the photograph can possibly portray. I was simply astounded by the simple elegance of this nativity. The craftsmanship is superb. I wish that I could give this six stars as it surpass the expectations I had when I ordered it. Thank You for your fine work in making this.

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Nativity Love, Handcrafted Natural White Natural Fiber Nativity Scene

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02/17/2018

"my 400? nativity"

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crib very well done and cared for in details that recalls the colors and costumes of Costa Rica

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This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

This artist is working with some sort of disability ranging from mental or physical and includes conditions such as being handicapped physically, or perhaps having a condition such as autism. This is also awarded to artists that employ other artists with disabilities.

This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist supports children under the age of 18.

 
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