This nativity is a simple wooden puzzle of the Holy Family set in a pinewood landscape.
Under a starry night, through a desert, with an oasis full of Mediterranean vegetation in the distance, the Holy Family is fleeing the threat of Herod and traveling to Egypt.
This nativity is somewhat controversial. Its proto-type in Spanish colonial style was created by renowned santero and mass-produced from a mold with resin, a fragile plastic-like material.
This ceramic Holy Family was created by Elena Madureri of Cerámica Latina. Though abstract the piece is able to convey the intimacy and tenderness that exists between Mary, Joseph and Jesus.
This whimsical nativity was painted on a gourd by Julie Bolanz. Julie is an artist who primarily works with gourds. In her own words: “I have been working primarily with gourds for the last 25 years and never remember a day that I wasn’t dreaming of creating something or sketching.” Her favorite topic is Christmas.
This nativity is a perfect blend between traditional Southwest and contemporary styles. It was created by Tohono Trail pottery artist Peggy Klapheke in 2011.
This nativity was created by Cindy Fragua in traditional Jemez pottery. All the figures are hand made and hand painted with traditional Jemez Pueblo designs.
This sweet semi-abstract miniature holy family is carved out of stone.