Rejoice in our hand crafted eco-wool felt Nativity Scene. Includes Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, 3 Kings, Angel, Shepherd, Cow, Sheep and Donkey which all pack neatly into the stable after Christmas for easy storage! Each piece is artisan made by women in Nepal. Azo-free dye.
- 12-piece set includes display stable that doubles as storage
- Measures approximately 7.5-inches tall by 5-inches wide by 5-inches deep
- 100% New Zealand wool
- Each piece is hand-stitched together to create dimensional and highly detailed pieces.
- Due to the handmade nature, size and design may have slight variances.
The Art of Felting:
The first step to creating these beautiful felt pieces begins with gathering some of the world’s finest sheep’s wool from New Zealand. Making felted wool is an ages-old, time-consuming process of bonding fabric with fiber. This is a physical job where the artisan’s scrub, rub, roll and rinse the wool again and again with soapy water.
Once the wool is bound into a sheet and the desired thickness is complete, the felt is laid out to dry. From there, the felt wool is cut and re-worked into many complex shapes and designs. The many sheets of wool might merge several colors to create patterns and layers. This takes a well-trained, talented artisan and is a true labor of love. The end results are colorful, one-of-a-kind textiles that are stunning to behold.