Sometimes the most striking decorations are those that are the simplest. This elegant cone shaped nativity set is pure craftsmanship without any flash of color to draw away from the beauty of the artform. Each piece is hand hammered to give it the embossed pattern that will stand out on any mantel or table top. Consider an table cloth of burgundy underneath to really make the richness of the silver tin shine.
Tin art in Guanajuato dates back to the Spanish colonial era. Artisans begin with simple sheets of tin. Piece by piece they cut, pound, and hand paint with enamel until that sheet metal is slowly transformed into pieces of art. As is the case with most progressing countries, Mexican artisans produce their craft from the ingredients found in their natural surroundings: the clay from the earth for ceramic pineapples and cocuchas, they use natural pigments extracted from plants and insects for dyeing woven purses and rugs, the wood from the copal trees for the carving of whimsical alebrijes, etc. The pieces created by the artisans in their family workshops use techniques passed on sometimes for hundreds of years from generation to generation; the most common tool used is the artisan's skilled and dedicated hands. It takes days and sometimes weeks to finish each piece, making every one an individual work of art.
- Made by hand in Mexico
- Hammered tin
- Tallest piece measures approximately 4"
- Set includes Mary, Joseph, Jesus, 3 wisemen, angel
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Made by hand is uniquely beautiful. Our products are made by humans, not mass produced on automated machines. Minor imperfections and variations are to be expected as a characteristic of the artistry. Please appreciate these individualities for what they are, a maker pouring their heart and soul into a unique and beautiful piece of work for you.