Alabaster Nativity - mini

Alabaster Nativity Mini 1.25" - Stone Carving (sold in 12's)

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Alabaster Nativity - mini is available to buy in increments of 12
The Nativity never looked so cute! These miniature representations in alabaster are about 1.5" high and skillfully hand carved in white or grey alabaster stone or "piedra de Huamanga" by artists in Ayacucho, Peru. Sold in set of 12. Each Nativity displays miniature 3/8" figurines inside the crèche. Designs, natural stone colors and shapes will vary. If you have a preference, please let us know when ordering.


    Benjamin Pizzaro Bio

    Born in Ayacucho, Peru, Benjamin started working with alabaster stone, or “piedra de Huamanga,” at a young age, and quickly gained international recognition. He loves creating religious figures and commissioned nature-themed sculptures. Crafting his distinctive and delicate miniature alabaster nativities also provides his family with reliable and steady work year-round. Now, he and his wife Betina travel once a year to Christmas fairs in Europe to show off his new creations and proudly share their crafts with the world!

    Learn more about Benjamin on the blog!

    The Pizarro Family of Stone Carvers

    Pizarro alabaster workshopDon and Alessandra visited Benjamin Pizzaro's alabaster carving workshop in Ayacucho, Peru in April right before Easter 2017. Benjamin and Bertina make all the normal alabaster nativities in our wholesale collection, so we were excited to have this rare oppotunity to visit. We learned how they have to hand select each rock, cut it carefully and then check carefully for cracks. In bigger pieces an artist sometimes discovers a defect deep inside while they are carving it, therefore you will often see small cracks and other natural stone defects on larger pieces. The rarity of perfect stone makes the larger sculptures even more amazing.

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    Artist CMS Block Id123
    Size1.5" H
    Size LabelMini
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    Alabaster Nativity Mini 1.25" - Stone Carving (sold in 12's)

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