Hand-Painted Wood Chicken Nativity Scene (9 Piece), "Christmas Chicks"
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For a whimsical addition to your home decor during the holiday season, this nativity scene from Guatemala is te work of Jose Canil Ramos. Depicted as chickens, the characters from the traditional nativity are carved by hand from pinewood, featuring hand-painted designs. The hens and roosters are accompanied by a turkey and a duck. The angel's wings are removable; Jesus, Joseph, and Mary each have a removable base.
- 1.10 kgs
- 2.4 lbs
- Largest piece: 26.5 cm H x 7.5 cm W x 9.5 cm D
- Largest piece: 10.5" H x 3" W x 3.7" D
- Smallest piece: 4.5 cm H x 2.5 cm W x 6 cm D
- Smallest piece: 1.8" H x 1" W x 2.4" D
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.