Born in a Canoe

Born in a Canoe

This nativity depicts the Holy Family in a traditional reed canoe, known as a caballito de totora. The sacks in the canoe are intended as offerings to the land. The figures are hand-molded in clay, painted and fired.

This Holy Family was created by Alberto Aparicio Canchari. Alberto was born in Ayacucho in 1965. He is a dedicated ceramist, inspired by the customs and beliefs of Andean villages. 

Name: Born in a Canoe
Artist: Alberto Aparicio Canchari
Country: Peru
Material: Clay, Paint
Number of Pieces: 1
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, gifts
Acquired: 2015

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