This beaded nativity scene is a 14-piece-set including baby Jesus, Joseph, an angel, a star, Mary, 3 wise men, a shepherd, a lamb, a cow, a donkey, and a special crèche and manger.
The faces of each of the people are made with our hand-rolled SwaziMUD™ beads and the wood backdrop is crafted by bloodwood of South Africa. This entire set has been completely handcrafted by the Khutsala™ Artisans who are working for a fair wage on Project Canaan in Eswatini, Africa. This set takes days to create and contains over 10,000 beads.
The people and animals in this set are crafted in Eswatini by Khutsala™ Artisans. Each unique item is handcrafted by creating a wireframe, stringing all of the beads on to a wire, and then wrapping the beaded string around the frame. Our most experienced artisans have crafted these unique decorations.
Our SwaziMUD™ beads are hand-rolled on-site and glazed. These beads are made from African mud that is hand-rolled and then baked in a kiln for 8 hours. After the beads are hardened, they are hand glazed and then baked again for another 8 hours turning them into uniquely colored ceramic beads.
In Eswatini, over 50% of the population lives below the poverty level and struggle to find jobs. Khutsala™ Artisans, a Heart for Africa initiative, provides employment for men and women in Eswatini. Over 100 people are currently employed by Khutsala Artisans and each artisan is proud of the work they make while supporting their family.
All of the profits from each sale are donated to support the children living on Project Canaan, our 2,500-acre farm in Eswatini. Support these beautiful children in need with each purchase you make.
Dimensions: 14.5" wide x 9" high x 6" deep.