#643 Holy Family from India

Acquired 2013

From World Crafts Fair Trade in Kidron, Ohio, this three-piece bright and colorful Holy Family was made by the artisans from India. World Crafts empowers farmers and artisans to earn fair wages and improve their lives by creating marketable items including nativity sets. This lightweight nativity is made from balsam wood, hand-painted and sealed with a high gloss. Mary is peering down at her Newborn as Joseph smiles and watches over the Baby Jesus. Purchased while on tour with FOTC visiting the Amish country, October 2013. Purchase price, $34.