#287 Jacaranda Nativity

Acquired 2001

Made in Zimbabwe, Africa, from Jacaranda wood by artisans working in an intimate cooperative, Mbare, Ltd. I found this unique set in the Eziba catalog, December 2001. Mbare's wood pieces are sculpted from the woods of Jacaranda trees, which are native to Zimbabwe. The tall spindle nine pieces of this set create a distinctive design of the African culture. Purchase price, $169.