Sentiment : " Behold the awe and wonder of the Christmas Story "
This is a lovely set of six hand-painted resin figures, tallest is 9.5”h. Includes Mary, Joseph, shepherd, donkey and two sheep. It shows Joseph in cream dress with wood staff; kneeling Mary in cream dress holding baby Jesus in cream blanket; boy in cream dress carrying white lamb; grey/blue donkey, two white sheep: one standing, one lying down.
As enduring as the story it portrays, the Willow Tree Nativity is as loved today as when it was originally introduced in 2000. Its simplicity and form has made it a timeless classic. .“The Christmas Story is a story from the past… but the overwhelming emotions of holding a new baby, starting a new family, and wanting to protect them forevermore are present today in every culture and every age. My hope is that the gestures of Mary and Joseph will represent these powerful feelings of love and protection.” —Susan Lordi
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