#363 Heartwood Creek Nativity Set

Acquired 2003

A nativity set within a nativity set. Artist Jim Shore offers his unique vision of the first holy night as part of his Heartwood Creek Collection. Each figurine is richly colored, handmade, and old fashioned. It is crafted of stone resin to mimic the appearance of carved wood; then painstakingly hand-painted with nativity scenes in each piece in a colorful quilt-inspired pattern. The matching stable is crafted of wood, resin, and fiberboard. This is an 11-piece set manufactured by Enesco and purchased through Abbey Press in December 2003. $95.95.