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Colorful Papier Mache Nativity Set from Zambia

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Add to your holiday decor with one of the most unusual and stunning nativity sets you'll ever see. Made from simple papier mache, each piece is formed by hand and painted, giving it a remarkable elegance. A perfect gift for weddings, collectors, and loved ones who enjoy seeing the nativity scene from a different eye.

Zambia is a rugged country in southern Africa. Roughly 60% of the population lives in poverty to the degree that a full 40% of children are developmentally stunted. High HIV rates further stresses the country, with 1.5 million children orphaned as a result. The combination of poor healthcare, disease, and lack of food has resulted in a life expectancy of only 37.5 years. Krispen, a creative local artist in Zambia, uses reused paper packaging from local stores, recycled wire, and glue to create unique folksy villager scenes and nativity sets. 

  • Made by hand in Zambia
  • Papier mache
  • Tallest figure measures approximately 6"
  • Set includes Mary, Joseph, Jesus, 3 wisemen, 2 shepherds, and two sheep

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