This Crèche is constructed of wood and painted by hand. It comes Three-piece assembly; folds flat for storage. Measured 17” H x 20” W x 11.5” H.
It features antiqued blue-gray wood backdrop and base. Center vertical portion has cross beams and rusted nail marks. Larger and smaller base fit together for tiered display.
The Crèche is designed to display the classic Nativity collection. While simple in architectural detail, the Crèche has meaning built into its very design. The piece has a regal, stately appearance, yet is constructed from humble materials of barn wood and nails. The structure’s proportions also suggest the size and shape of the cross, while its rusty nails foretell the crucifixion. The Crèche intimately shelters the Holy Family, then opens wide to welcome shepherds and travelers from afar.
Willow Tree sculptural art forms beautifully express love, closeness, healing, courage, hope… all the emotions of a life well lived. Artist Susan Lordi hand carves the original of each figure from her studio in Kansas City Missouri. Pieces are cast from her original carvings, and individually painted by hand. Expression is revealed through gestures only… a tilt of the head, placement of the hands, a turn of the body. The simplicity of form and absence of facial features signify Willow Tree. It is Susan’s hope that these pieces be meaningful to both giver and receiver.
* Packaging box includes enclosure card for gift-giving
* Dust with soft cloth or soft brush. Avoid water or cleaning solvents