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10-piece Nativity Scene Hand-carved Wood from Guatemala, "Holy Gifts"

With this inspiring nativity scene Jose Canil Ramos preserves a tradition that... more

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With this inspiring nativity scene Jose Canil Ramos preserves a tradition that began in Guatemala on Christmas of 1649. Back then, Holy Brother Pedro de Betancourt set up a nativity scene he had brought with him from the Canary Islands in Tenerife. In Canil's original version, the Three Wise Men bring a pineapple, a watermelon and a chicken as gifts from Guatemala. Ramos carves each figurine by hand from pinewood that was weathered and dried during the summer months. The characters' florid robes are painted by hand, and they stand on brown wood bases. Archangel Gabriel's wings are detachable. Including the bed, ox and donkey, this nativity set features 10 pieces.

  • 0.90 kgs
  • 2.0 lbs
  • Tallest piece: 25 cm H x 11 cm W x 5.5 cm D
  • Tallest piece: 9.75" H x 4.3" W x 2.2" D
  • Smallest piece: 6 cm H x 3 cm W x 2.3 cm D
  • Smallest piece: 2.4" H x 1.2" W x 0.9" D

  • Pinewood
  • Some assembly required
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Guatemala.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central America
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Jose suffers from a rare facial nerve paralysis and is currently treating the condition with physical therapy.

Jose is a very talented wood carver. He first learned when he was just ten years old from his father. This art has been passed down for generations and Jose plans to continue the tradition and teach his son how to carve.

Jose Canil Ramos has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $250 and the most recent for $2100. Proceeds were used to invest in wood, saws, paints, and sandpaper for production.

Jose's work helps generate employment opportunities for those in his community. With the sales from NOVICA, he can employ other artisans and help change the lives of his workers.

Jose hires several people in his community which provides them with a stable income for supporting their families.

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Love love love Love love love your work I have 15 pieces that you have made ...and I get so excited to see what you?ll make next ?? Everyone that visits me fall in love with you work...I absolutely love your creations and I know your dad would be so proud ...God Bless you Jose and your mother

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14 Testimonials for Jose Canil Ramos

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David

Worcester, England

I love ""Paxot Holy Family"" for the beauty of the painting of the figures. It is a centrepiece at Christmas.
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steve

state college pa usa

I adore my St. Francis Statue. I have it displayed in my work office and several people have commented on it. One way to gently share faith. Thank you.
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