#213 Carved Gourd Nativity

Acquired 1999

Compact yet distinctive, this handmade nativity was crafted in Peru from a hollowed gourd that is dried and then carved on the outside. Doors open and close to reveal beautifully detailed hand-painted figures. I found this in the sale catalog of What on Earth April 1999. Purchase sale price $10.98! Regularly priced at $18.95.