Hand Painted Wood Nativity Scene (Medium, Set of 9), "Rejoice"
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Baby Jesus is welcomed with happy smiles by Mary and Joseph, as well as by the archangel Gabriel and the Three Wise Men. Guarded by a donkey and a cow, this nativity scene is endearing. Jose Canil Ramos carves each figurine by hand with pinewood he weathers and dries during the summer months. The characters' florid orange robes and purple cloaks are painted by hand, including their smiling faces. Featuring nine pieces, this nativity scene preserves a tradition that was brought to Guatemala in 1649.
- 0.55 kgs
- 1.2 lbs
- Largest piece: 15.24 cm H x 7 cm W x 8.5 cm D
- Largest piece: 6" H x 2.8" W x 3.3" D
- Smallest piece: 2.5 cm H x 4 cm W x 6 cm D
- Smallest piece: 1" H x 1.6" 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.