Djawa Nativity Albizia Wood Indonesia

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Fair trade seven piece set Nativity crafted in Indonesia. Elongated Albizia wood figures feature a contemporary design and intricate hand-painted detailing in traditional patterns. Sustainable and lightweight, the wood is hand carved and sanded to a smooth finish. Tallest figure stands 6.75" H.

Djawa (also called Java or Jawa) is the fourth largest island in Indonesia but contains more than half of the Indonesian population.

This Nativity set was acquired through a Fair Trade organization. Fair trade pays impoverished artisans a fair price for their work and puts people first, not profits.

About the artisans:

In many parts of Indonesia, rural families have increasingly had to migrate to find work to support their families. Pekerti, the Indonesian People's Handicraft Foundation Marketing Service, has been working since 1975 to preserve traditional Indonesian handcrafts skills and to promote income-generating projects among the rural, enabling them to remain in their villages with their families.

In 1978 they founded Pekerti Nusantara, a non-profit trading company to help artisans find markets. The income from craft production that Pekerti has generated over its 30 years of experience has become a major source of support for many families. Pekerti also offers support to artisan groups in the areas of cooperative philosophy, new product development, and financial management.

They have had programs that provide heath care, school scholarships, and loans. They encourage the use of raw materials from sustainably managed sources and provide information and projects on conservation.

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

 

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Additional Information

Scale:
7 inch (18 cm)
Material(s):
Wood
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7 Reviews

  • 5
    Beautiful Nativity

    We actually received this nativity as a gift and unfortunately our pup loved a couple pieces way too much. With that said, I HAD to replace those much loved figures as this set is a beautiful addition to my collection of nativities.

  • 4
    Nativity

    The nativity from Indonesia is beautifully crafted. I am glad that I purchased it.

  • 5
    Most beautiful nativity sets we own!

    Yonder Star was a pleasure to work with!

  • 5
    Nativity

    Fantastic

  • 5
    Beautiful Set!

    I'm always looking for unique and beautiful nativity sets. I love the blues in this set. The figures are beautifully smooth and sturdy. They have survived being 'loved' by little grandchild hands and still look terrific.

  • 5
    Beautiful

    Love the workmanship and have the nativity set on display.

  • 5
    Djawa Nativity Abizia Wood Indonesia

    This work is very beautiful. The figures are wonderfully fashioned and expertly painted. It was a perfect purchase for the season.

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