Hand carved out of soapstone, this nativity is simplicity and elegance at its best. While soapstone is typically primarily white or tan, with occasional pink striations, this set features Mary in an all rose stone. It's truly a one of a kind set that would be perfect in any home.
The artisans of the Kisii tribe in Kenya have been carving for centuries. Often times, they are trying to sell their artistry at local markets, with unpredictable results. Through this fair trade organization, they now have stability in their income and feel empowered through earning fair wages and can grown their earning potential through the additional marketing opportunities for their carvings outside of Kenya. The cooperative also designates 15% of their income to help orphans, widows, handicapped, elderly, and HIV/AIDS victims in the community.
- Made by hand in Kenya
- Carved soapstone with wooden staff
- Tallest piece measures approximately 6"
- Set includes Mary, Joseph, and Jesus