This charming nativity was made in Calderón, a town near Quito in Ecuador. This town is very well known for its bread dough figures. The dough is made in different colors and each part of the figurine is made using the desired color.
The intricately decorated clothing of the different figures, even the blankets over the animals make this a very colorful and festive iteration of the nativity.
This nativity was made using many different natural fibers including palm and moor straw, banana and maize leaves, loofah, coco palm, damahua, allo fiber and starred anise. Artisans cut various shapes from these fibers and weave them together and onto a woven palm straw circle.