#640 P. Graham Dunn Wood Nativity

Acquired 2013

As part of the Friends of the Creche Convention tour, our buses had a scheduled visit to the P. Graham Dunn Company located in the middle of the Amish and Mennonite country in Dalton, Ohio. This fine company manufactures inspirational art, gifts, and home décor. To honor the nativity collectors visiting their plant, they designed this lovely small two-piece wood nativity for each of us. It was impressive to see their high-tech laser burning equipment actually cutting out wood pieces. The edges of the nativity are darker because of the high intense heat of the laser - yet it does not catch the wood on fire! The base of the nativity inscribes Isaiah 9:6 - And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. The upper wood piece displays the Holy Family, the shepherds, and the visiting three kings. Received October 2013.