Philippines Nativity Set on Aquamarine Base

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Our Fair Trade nativity set from the Philippines is made from delicately woven abaca fibers and coconut fibers.  The tallest figure in this Filipino nativity set measures 4 inches high.

Some of our favorite details in this nativity set is the brilliant aquamarine base and the infant Jesus reaching up out of the manger.

Abaca is a hard natural fiber derived from the leaf stalks of a tropical plant of the banana family. The abaca plant resembles the edible banana but has narrower leaves and inedible fruits. They take 16 to 28 months to mature. The fibers are obtained from the outer portions of the leaf stalk. Each fiber strand ranges from 3 feet to 9 feet in length and is glossy, stiff, light in weight, cream colored and resistant to salt water. 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 from the Philippines, or visit our Unique Nativity collection for more amazing nativities from Around the World!

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Scale:
4 inch (10 cm)
Made From:
Abaca Fiber
Introduction:
New for 2019
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