#706 Bonaire Coconut

Acquired 2015

At the FOTC Nativity Collectors Convention in Houston, TX, there are four ways to purchase nativity sets - Vendors, Silent Auction, Raffle, and White Elephant table. I utilized three of the four! This brightly hand-painted one-piece display of the Holy Family came from the Silent Auction table. It is from the Southern Caribbean Island of Bonaire - a Netherlands protectorate.The piece is made from a coconut - the back of the coconut is open and empty. The front of the coconut is hand painted in earth toned warm colors. It was designed by E.&A. Nicholson from this tropical paradise vacation island. Purchased October 2015. Silent Auction price, $25.