This colorful nativity was created by the Dayak people of Kalimantan, Indonesia. The figures are hand-carved and hand-painted. The features and clothing of the figures represent the Dayak culture.
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Palm Tree Nativity
This nativity which is set around a palm tree is hand-carved out of soft wood and then painted black.
This nativity was carved from Alstonia also known as Devil Tree, a tropical tree native to Indonesia, among other countries. The eight figures have a contemporary appearance with simple ornamentation in muted tones.