Unique Nativity Scene Ceramic Sculpture, "Nativity in a Canoe"
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Made manifest to all peoples and cultures, the Christ child is born to an Andean virgin and Saint Joseph aboard a humble balsa (raft) of reeds. The infant is observed by sheep and guarded by loving parents in an exquisite South American portrayal of the Holy Family. By placing the key protagonists in a raft shaped like a basket, the artist suggests the lineage with Moses of this newborn prophet who will be the Messiah. Alberto Aparicio Canchari and his wife sculpt and paint the figures by hand.
This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.
Alberto Aparicio Canchari has received a $600 microcredit loan with 0% interest. Proceeds were used to invest in raw materials so as to have plenty of stock ready when the high sales season arrives.
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 positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.