This African tabletop nativity scene is handcrafted in Zambia by folk artisan Chrispen. The scene is hand-built from paper mache and then painted by hand in distinctive bright colors and patterns, making a unique and delightful set. Featuring 10 pieces - Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, surrounded by three wise men, and 2 shepherds, and 2 lambs.
Chrispen is a Zambian artist who specializes in creative village scenes in papier-mâché. He crafts the scenes from wire, then layers recycled paper to achieve the final shape of the figure, before hand-painting each sculpture vibrant colors and patterns.