Kitenge Nativity

Kitenge Nativity

The figures in this nativity are made from wire frames wrapped with banana fiber and then dressed in traditional Kitenge fabric in shades of red. The scene contains 10 figures: Joseph, Mary, Jesus, two shepherds, two sheep, and three wise men kneeling with their gifts.

The standing shepherds are 5.75 inches tall. The stable’s exterior is made out of banana leaves, while the interior is lined with bark cloth. The stable is 7.25 inches tall (to top of star).

 

 

Name: Kitenge Nativity
Artist: Unknown
Country: Uganda
Material: Other
Height: The tallest shepherds are 5.75"
Number of Pieces: 10
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, two shepherds, two sheep, and three wise men
Acquired: 2000

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