Joyful Andean Nativity

Joyful Andean Nativity

This touching nativity  reveals how the art of Andean highlands artisans is grounded both in their daily life and in their personal faith as they depict the Holy Family in their own traditional Andean image.

Please note how Jesus cradles the pillow he is lying on. Mary’s traditional Andean hat is removable. Joseph’s feet are rather over sized. The traditional ox and donkey are replaced with a sheep and a llama.

Name: Joyful Andean Nativity
Artist: Unknown
Country: Peru
Material: Ceramic
Height: 3"
Depth: 1.5"
Number of Pieces: 6
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, a rug for Jesus to sleep on, two animals
Acquired: 2011

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