Celebrate Christmas with this ornate family heirloom that will be cherished for generations to come. This hand-carved wood Nativity Set depicts the Christmas story in great detail with 14 pieces that range in size from six to eight inches tall. Each nativity piece is exquisitely carved from a wild wood that is a species related to olive wood, found in Kenya. Kenyan artisans use simple hand tools to craft the intricate characters which include the Holy family, three wise men, two shepherds, an angel, four animals and a star on a stand (2 parts).
Story Behind the Art:
Wood carving among the Kamba tribe in Kenya is well-known. Each piece of wood is carved using rudimentary tools, giving each piece the unique marks left by the hand of the artisan.
Note: Because these are made by hand using rudimentary hand tools, no two sets are identical and variations are to be appreciated and enjoyed by the consumer. Sizes will vary from set to set.