A nativity scene for the birds
Nativity scenes come in every imaginable shape and configuration. One of the joys of collecting nativities is to find a new set, unlike any we've seen before!
We chanced upon this piece of Mexican folk art while walking through shops in San Antonio's Market Square (the Mercado). The one-piece set 7" tall and is made entirely of clay with wires to connect the berries and birds. It is rather heavy with such a thick base and large clay features like the cave, tree and saguaro,
The figures are all attached which makes this is a single scene, but it also makes it a challenge to see all parts of it. It's a natural to hold in your hands so you can turn it this way and that.
Thanks to the unknown Mexican artist who shared his or her sculpting and painting talents!