#145 Hungarian Nativity

Acquired 1996

From Abbey Press in November 1996, these figures are handcrafted by Hungarian artisans using their centuries-old traditional technique of reverse hand-cut appliqué. This intricate process of sewing from the reverse side and clipping the top layer of fabric with tiny scissors and/or pinking shears, contributes to the uniqueness of this nativity scene. All nine pieces are handmade from wool felt. Purchase price, $169.50.