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African Banana Fiber Nativity

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  • Artisans in Kenya and Uganda use the fiber of banana palm trees to create this all-natural, African nativity scene.

    The star-topped box transforms into a stable for Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. Surrounding the holy family are three wise men bearing gifts, a lamb, and three shepherds playing musical instruments are also represented. Ten figures in total are included, each an impressively handcrafted sculpture.

    Figures measure 5" H. Box measures 8" H x 5.25" W x 3" D.

  • 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.

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