#636 Las Manos “The Hands” Nativity

Acquired 2013

This charming nativity set “Las Manos” (Spanish for The Hands) was designed by artisan Felipe Enriquez from Lima, Peru. In 1994, Felipe moved to Lurin, an impoverished area outside Lima, to escape the violence in his native Quinua. He found work in his brother's ceramic workshop. After several years of working together, Felipe started to develop his own designs including this nativity scene in two hands (as the hands of God). His creative designs proved to be a success and provided enough income for Felipe to start his own small workshop.I found this nativity through Yonder Star online, August 2013. Purchase price for this small 2” x 3” nativity is $19.99.