Chinautla, Guatemala is known for a distinctive clay and a gentle style of pottery. This pottery nativity is unusual because of the size of the figures and their distinctive details. All the faces look human and reverent. The wise men look like peasants and bear peasant gifts, such as a hen. The baby is separate from his bed, and his bed is special with a distinctive texture. A separate jug and basket of fruit complete this wonderful Guatemalan nativity. The tallest figure is almost six inches tall (15 cm.).
POTTERY NATIVITY FROM CHINAUTLA GUATEMALA
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