#101 Match Box

Acquired 1990

This very unusual nativity is a real match box. The tiniest people figures have been handmade, hand painted, and intricately glued into the double layer of the match box. Then the box itself was hand painted. This intricate work was done in Peru. I was given this piece by Mom on one of her Storer tours in around 1990. It is so small that I overlooked it in my collection when I noted sets in my collector book at that time!