A tiny nativity, carved from Tagua nuts. Each figure is produced from an individual nut, with carved Tagua pieces adding details. This nativity wonderfully displays the unique attributes of the Tagua nut, including the contrast between the dark outer skin and the milky white interior. Also known as “vegetable ivory,” Tagua is produced by a palm-like tree in South America. The nuts fall to the ground when mature, thus harvesting does not damage the trees. Tagua nut’s grain is close and very hard, resembling the finest ivory. Artisans carve each nut individually into the desired form. Cultural tradition and forest
preservation combine in the use of this renewable resource. Set of 8 Approx. 1.25”H Made in Columbia
Colombian Holy Family is created from dried corn husks, dyed in pleasing blue-green hues. Set of 3 Approx. 4.5”H Made in Colombia
Colombia , officially the Republic of Colombia, is a unitary constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments. It is located in northwestern South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru;[ and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. Colombia is the 26th largest country by area and the fourth largest in South America. With over 46 million people, the country is the 27th largest in the world by population and has the second largest population of any Spanish-speaking country in the world, after Mexico. Colombia is a middle power, and is the fourth largest economy in Latin America, and the third largest in South America. The production of coffee, flowers, emeralds, textiles, industrial chemicals, plastics, ferro-alloys, coal, oil and financial services are the most representative sectors of Colombia's economy.
Colombia is an emerging market and it is also part of the group of emerging countries CIVETS.