Hand-carved from Kisii soapstone by African artisans, this 13-piece Nativity set includes Mary, Joseph, the Baby Jesus, Wisemen, Shephards, animals and an oval display board to beautifully set up the figurines.
- Features 12 figurines and 1 display board.
- Tallest piece measures approximately 3.25-inches tall. Smallest piece is approximately 1.25-inches tall. Diameter of each piece is approximately 1-inch. Mary measures approximately 2.75-inches, Baby Jesus is approximately 1.5-inches in length by 1-inch wide. Due to the handmade nature, actual size of each piece will vary slightly.
- Images shown are representative of the pieces included in each nativity set. Because these are hand-carved, one-of-a-kind sets made by different artisans in the community, actual pieces may have minor design nuances, but will be representative of images displayed.
- Display board measures approximately 8.25-inches by 6.5-inches.
- Each piece is made from natural stone. Color variations can range from cream to pink to gold to gray in any single piece.
- Soapstone is a soft stone, making it easy to carve into many forms. Handle with care to avoid breakage.
- Each piece has gone through multiple stages of sanding and waxing, giving the soapstone a satiny finish.
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Story Behind the Art:
Each sculpture is artfully hand-carved from a single piece of Kisii soapstone, found only in the hills of southwestern Kenya. Mining the soapstone from surface hills is a labor-intensive process, using little to no machinery. Laborers work with shovels, picks, axes and machetes to carve out large soapstone chucks, which are then carved into beautiful art.