#585 Gujurat India Ironwork Nativity

Acquired 2011

From Gujurat in western India, traditional ironwork techniques have been passed through the generations. In their cooperative, the artisans sit side by side in small groups, cutting, forging, polishing - creating beautiful art resulting in a substantial living. This ironwork set is similar to another nativity in my collection, #509. This set is smaller in size in the natural color of the polished iron and includes nine pieces. Purchased, November 2011, from Uno Alla Volta Mail Order Catalog. Purchase price, $129.