This vintage Holy Family was created in the 1970’s in paper maché by Mexican Folk Artist Martin Renteria. The elegant folds in the garments, the subtle hues and the flowing hair are characteristic of Rentiera’s work.
This is a charming nativity set was carved and painted by the Santiago family in La Union, Oaxaca. The carving is elegantly simple and the painting, bright and colorful. There are 10 pieces. This is a unique and lovely piece of Mexican folk art.
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.
This very colorful nativity is made out of hojalatas, or handworked tin. All figures are cut, punched, etched, and painted by hand. This kind of tin-work is a specialty craft of Oaxaca, in Southern Mexico.
The 10 figures which comprise this nativity are stored in a colorful punched tin box.
The Holy Family is often depicted on a journey. Sometimes they are shown walking.Often Mary is seated on a donkey and sometimes on a camel. There are depictions of the Holy Family in a boat. This version puts the Holy Family and the three Magi in a vintage car. They all seem to be having a fantastic time as they appear to be on a true joy ride.