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Créche Briarde

This sweet nativity was handmade in the pottery studios of the Abbey of Jouarre in France.  Each one of the figures is made out of clay and partially glazed .

This nativity comprises stylized figurines of the baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. The  three Magi accompanied by a camel come bearing gifts. A shepherdess carrying a lamb, is accompanied by her daughter who brought along two sheep.

Clay Nativity in a Coconut Hut

This charming Nativity has 14 figures that are made out of clay and  hand-painted. Several towns people were added to the usual figures that populate the Nativity . The stable is made out of a real coconut shell.

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Colorful Clay Nativity

This colorful, vibrant nativity though from Mexico has a Southwestern flair. The vibrant, hand-painted hues on the clay figures and the wide eyed expressions on the faces create a very joyful scene.

Nativity in Coche

The Holy Family is often depicted on a journey. Sometimes they are shown walking.Often Mary is seated on a donkey and sometimes on a camel. There are depictions of the Holy Family in a boat. This version puts the Holy Family and the three Magi in a vintage car. They all seem to be having a fantastic time as they appear to be on a true joy ride.