Happy Gourd Nativity

Joyful Gourd Nativity

This Roly-poly nativity was handcrafted from dried etched gourds by artisans of Manos Amigas in Lima, Peru. They peel ripe gourds, and dry them in the sun. Then they carve the design on the gourd and burn accents into the gourds. Finally, the gourd is painted.

Name: Joyful Gourd Nativity
Artist: Unknown
Country: Peru
Material: Other
Height: The tallest gourd is 4.5"
Number of Pieces: 5
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, donkey and ox
Acquired: 2012

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