Miniature Clay Nativity in a Pot Mexican Folk Art from Metepec

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This outstanding Miniature Nativity was hand crafted in Metepec, a town located in central Mexico, worldwide known for the high quality of it´s potteryIt beautifully displays a nativity or creche with baby Jesus, Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, the angel, the 3 wisemen, tree Sheppards and the animals inside a pot. 

 The whole piece is surrounded with flowers and butterflies with Bethlem star at the top. 

 Making a piece like this takes many days of dedication from picking up and sifting the clay, molding the piece to placing it in the oven and finally arriving to the utmost delicate process of painting. 

  Mastering this craft is a process that takes years and is transmitted from one generation to the next. Usually the artists learn the technique at a very young age while playing with clay in their family workshops.

Thank you for your interest in this true piece of art. Please browse trough the pictures and appreciate the detail of this beautiful miniature item. Feel free to ask if you have any question. 



HEIGHT 3.14 in / 8cm
LENGHT 3.54 in /9 cm
WIDTH 1.96 in /5cm  
APROX. WEIGHT 2.55 Oz /73 gr
REGION Estado de Mexico.
AUTHOR Ortega Family
TECHNIQUE Hand crafted & hand painted.
CARE Clean with an air duster.
SPECIFICS Amazing quality!


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