This colorful nativity is a fair trade product handmade in Kenya. The pieces were hand carved out of stone, sanded until smooth, then painted, and etched.
- Made in Kenya
- Mary and Joseph are approximately 4 inches tall.
- Expect some variation due to the handmade nature of the product
When you hold one of our pieces in your hand, imagine the numerous hands that held it before you. Picture the machete swinging from the arm of the incredibly precise artisan who carved the piece out of a hunk of rock! Then picture that rugged piece sanded repeatedly under water by women chatting to each other while looking out on the green hills of Kenya. When it's completely smooth to the touch, it is painted and etched using only simple hand-tools. Finally it is polished before making its way across the ocean for you to enjoy. Venture Imports is a fair trade company that works primarily with women in Kenya. One of our goals is to ensure that every person who works on our products is able to send their children to school.