This funky depiction of the Holy Family is characterized by the elongated appearance of the figurines.
Short-body Holy Family
Made out of painted clay, this highly stylized Nativity features Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus in a manger.
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 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.
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.
This miniature nativity is set in an adobe hut with a removable roof. The five clay figurines are no taller than 0.5 inches. The hut itself is 3.25” wide.
This nativity is a perfect blend between traditional Southwest and contemporary styles. It was created by Tohono Trail pottery artist Peggy Klapheke in 2011.
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.