Category Archives: North America

Painted Metal Nativity

Artists in Haiti use 55 gallon metal drums to create fun and colorful works of art. This nativity was cut out of flattened metal and formed into the desired shapes. Then each one of the figures was painted in very colorful tones.

The nonprofit Comité Artisanal Haitien (CAH) was founded in 1973 to help rural craftspeople sell their wares in Port–au–Prince.
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Clay Nativity in a Coconut Hut

This charming Nativity has 14 figures that are made out of clay and  hand-painted. Several towns people were added to the usual figures that populate the Nativity . The stable is made out of a real coconut shell.

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Colorful Clay Nativity

This colorful, vibrant nativity though from Mexico has a Southwestern flair. The vibrant, hand-painted hues on the clay figures and the wide eyed expressions on the faces create a very joyful scene.