This African nativity scene is handcrafted in rural Kenya using banana fiber and corn husks. The set is presented in a woven banana fiber storage box, which can be presented as a barn.
The nativity scene features the holy family - Mary, Joseph and Jesus - surrounded by a lamb, three wise men offering gifts and three shepherds playing musical instruments.
Figures measure 5"H. Box measures 10.5"L x 7.5"W x 2"H. Due to the handmade nature of this item, slight variation is expected.
In Nairobi's Banana Hill suburb, artisans utilize the fiber of banana palm trees, which grow prolifically in East Africa, to create whimsical gifts for local sale and export. Esther heads up a small group of talented individuals with a penchant for creating collectible works of folk art using this sustainable, all-natural medium.