OUR COLLECTION — AFRICA — GHANA 269. TREE NATIVITY
This Nativity portrays the Holy Family joined by the three wise men under a palm tree. The wood column is carved from mahogany wood by an artist named Akwasi in the Volta region of Ghana. Akwasi carved the same scene on both the front and the back of the column. This type of family tree carving symbolizes family unity in Ghanaian folklore. The column measures 13.5 inches tall by 4 inches in diameter.