Tagua Nativity (8 pieces)


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If you’re looking for a unique nativity to add to a collection, look no further. This 8-piece nativity, from Sapia in Columbia, combines sustainable materials and artistic talent. Makers slice and dye tagua nuts, the seed of a palm tree found in South American tropical countries, to create the people and animals. Tagua has a grain that’s close and hard, resembling ivory. Harvested nuts preserve forests and cultural tradition.

Material: tagua nut

Dimensions: 3.5 cm H (tallest)

Colour(s): natural, brown

SKU: 6301007

Sapia was originally conceived in 1995 by Ana Piedrahita, an entrepreneur in Colombia's capital city of Bogota who saw the potential for producing a unique and intriguing items from orange peel. They employ 32 artisans directly, with another 50-plus ar...

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