OUR COLLECTION — AFRICA — BURKINA FASO 217. WOOD AND GOURD NATIVITY
This Nativity set is hand-carved in Burkina Faso from a light soft wood like pine or fir. The 13 pieces of this scene include: Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus in a wonderful manger made from a gourd cut in half, a star, a shepherd, three sheep, a donkey, a zebu cattle with hump on its back, and three wise men. The manger gourd is filled with dark wood shavings that create a great contrast to the light wood of the Jesus figure so that the baby is definitely the focal point of the scene. The standing figures measure 4.75 inches tall.