Natural Walnut Wood Nativity Set. Optional Natural Olive Wood Cutting / Display Board. By Luis Castro and Roberto Castro.Joseph, Mary, Infant and Manger, 2 Shepherds with Sheep, Angel, 3 Wise Men, Cow and Donkey. The standing figures are nearly 9 inches tall. I have waited for months to acquire this heirloom nativity set carved by Luis and Roberto Castro. They work for months to carve the figures that have the details in the faces, hands, feet and robes. The details bring them to life.
Luis Castro is commissioned to do Christian artwork for churches worldwide. He works with his family from a small village in the mountains of Ecuador.Luis will have his son and 3 apprentices prepare figures to a point where he will carve the final details. His work is limited due to his age and the amount of large projects he is working on. Roberto carved the camels, stand alone sheep, cow and donkey for the set. Each piece can take on average 3 to 4 days to carve. Notice in the pictures the stack of walnut logs as a stockpile for their artwork.
The olive wood cutting board is heart-shaped and is 17 inches wide and can be used for displays. The olive wood slab comes from Southern Peru and has its own beautiful wood grain with a natural edge. The item "12 Piece Nativity Set, Hand Carved, Olive Wood, Walnut Wood, Creche, South Ameri" is in sale since Saturday, October 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Current (1991-Now)\Nativity Items".The seller is "woodwoodwoodmore" and is located in Layton, Utah. This item can be shipped to United States.