Set of 10. Bright folk art nativity from Bangladesh features painted geometric figures. Each character or animal is made from handcrafted and hand-painted
Made in Bangladesh Tallest figure approx. 4”H
This fold-up nativity is made from wheat straw. Artisans cut and flatten wheat straw and scrape it with a knife to make it even. For larger pieces, wheat straw
strips are fixed to paper to form a sheet from which designs are cut. For more detailed designs, wheat straw is cut into thin strips which are pieced together in
layers. Artisans apply heat in varying degrees to bring about the range of tones from light tan to dark brown or black. Finally, they cover the cardboard base
with cloth to complete the item. Craftspeople use simple tools: a flat board, a pot of glue, a sharp blade and a pair of scissors.
Made in Bangladesh 8”L x 6”W x 7”H
A unique, terra cotta dwelling shelters a hand-painted Holy Family and animals. Made in Bangladesh.
5 1/2” Diameter x 9 3/4” Height
The People's Republic of Bangladesh is a small Asian country situated between
India and Myanmar. Its capital is Dhaka. Bangladesh is a low-lying country
traversed by numerous rivers. The climate is tropical monsoon, dumping 55 inches
of rain annually along the east central border and more than 200 inches per year
in the far northeast. It is often subjected to devastating floods. Temperatures
range from 66 to 84 degrees.