#630 Banana Umbrella Nativity

Acquired 2013

This one-piece nativity scene is from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. It is an umbrella handmade out of dried banana leaves. The base of the umbrella features Mary, Joseph, and the Baby. The “stable” is the top cover of the banana tree umbrella and the star perches over the top of that! Because of the nature of the dried leaves, no two pieces look exactly alike. This item was purchased through Yonder Star but is acquired through the Fair-Trade organization. Purchased in May 2013 for $34.99.