This Holy Family is from Chulucanas, a town situated on the side of Mt. Vicús in the northwestern coastal region of Peru. Chulucanas is well known for its rich and ancient tradition of pottery making. The techniques used today have been handed down for centuries. They were developed during the time of the Vicús culture which was an important early culture in Peru dating back to between 1000/200 BCE to 300/600 CE.
Short-body Holy Family
Made out of painted clay, this highly stylized Nativity features Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus in a manger.
This Nativity is known in Guatemala as a “Shell Nativity” due to the shape and the scalloped edges of the grotto. An Angel hovers over the Holy Family which is surrounded by an ox, donkey and a sheep.
This charming Holy Family was sewn together by artisans in Kathmandu. They used blue textiles with different patterns and cotton stuffing.
This two-piece Holy Family was hand-carved out of polished palewa stone, a type of Indian soapstone. Mary is holding the baby Jesus while Joseph is represented in adoration.
The three figures of the Holy Family were created in Papier-Maché. They were painted in gleaming colors and lacquered.
This nativity was created by Cindy Fragua in traditional Jemez pottery. All the figures are hand made and hand painted with traditional Jemez Pueblo designs.