#635 Nepal Nativity

Acquired 2013

From the artisans of Mahaguthi in Kathmandu, Nepal, this nativity is a textile Holy Family. Mary, who cradles Baby Jesus, and Joseph are in cloaks and robes of dark blue toned hand-stitched fabric and the dolls are stuffed with cotton. The Mahaguthi artisan group is called “Craft with a Conscience” and markets products for about 1,000 artisans. I found this set online through Yonder Star, August 2013. Purchase price, $24.99.