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Painted Tin Nativity in a Box from Mexico

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Add some color to your holiday decorations with this delightful nativity set! Made from tin, each piece stands alone for a beautiful display on table tops or mantels. At the end of the holidays, simply fold down the "stand", stack up the pieces, and store in their tin box for next year. It makes a perfect choice for anyone who wants a multi piece nativity set, but doesn't have a ton of storage.

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 and painted tin
  • Tallest piece measures approximately 3-3/4"
  • Set includes Mary, Joseph, Jesus, 3 wisemen, angel, cow, donkey, sheep
  • Small painted tin box included for storage

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