This Nativity was hand-carved from Kisii soapstone in western Kenya by members of the Nyabigena Soapstone Carvers.
Mary and Joseph comfort baby Jesus in this kisii stone nativity. An angel worships from the left while animals look on from the right. The magi appear in the distance, following the star which appears above Jesus. This beautifully carved relief is made out of ]Kisii soapstone. This stone which is found only in Kenya is a soft stone, easy to carve into many forms. Its satiny finish is achieved through multiple stages of sanding, followed by waxing.