OUR COLLECTION — LATIN AMERICA — HAITI 79. GREEN STONE HOLY FAMILY
This carved stone statue is made from river stone found locally in Haiti. The original color of the stone is gray, where the artisans etch the clothing and hair. Then the artisans rub a black paste, made from a water-soluble aniline dye, into the hands and faces of the sculpture to dye it. Next, they apply a coat of black shoe polish and then a coating of beeswax to add luster. Mary measures 11.25 inches tall.