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Abaca Fiber Nativity Scene from Philippines

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Joseph standing holding a lantern and Mary kneels holding the infant Jesus in this delicately crafted nativity scene from the Philippines.

Our Fair Trade nativity set from the Philippines is made from delicately woven abaca fibers and coconut fibers. Measures 8 inches tall.

Abaca fiber is woven by villagers in the southern island Mindanao of the Philippines. Fibers are stripped from the inside of wild banana trees and woven into various textiles. The weaving process requires very little water and electricity. The fiber is chiefly used in the manufacture of high-quality marine and industrial cordage. Ropes usually used by ships are made of abaca. It is the strongest of all commercial plant fibers; 3 times as strong as cotton, twice as strong as sisal, and a little stronger than true hemp. 

By purchasing this nativity scene, you are supporting artisans from impoverished areas of Philippines. This item was acquired through the Fair Trade movement, which pays fair prices to the artisans, and puts people first, not profits.

See more nativity scenes Philippines, or visit our Unique Nativity collection for more amazing nativities from Around the World!

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8 inch (20 cm)
Abaca Fiber
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  • 5

    Phillipine Nativity

    Posted by Mark G on Nov 8th 2023

    Absolutely gorgeous, unique, single piece nativity, to add to our collection.

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