Hand Carved Nativity Set
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Artisans at a fair trade cooperative in Indonesia have whittled each of these nativity figurines by hand, painting each one with their own colours and character. As each piece is separate, you can set them up however you like, perhaps around the painted arch, crowned with the Christmas star?
All nativity sets tell a story, but this one all tells an extra tale. In a world where so much is mass produced, it’s important to keep traditional handicraft skills alive. The methods used to create this nativity have been passed down for generations, and are just as important to the livelihoods of families as they always have been.
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Formed in Jakarta in 1975, Pekerti provides over 50 artisan groups across the Archipelago with marketing support for their handicrafts. Perkerti is also a social development organisation, offering training to artisans in the 10 standards of fair trade, and invests funds in local initiative and community projects.
Arch H26cm. Tallest figure H18cm.