Soft sengon wood is carved, sanded, and hand-batiked in rich, dark tones with traditional Indonesian patterns and motifs in this contemporary-style wooden nativity. Dimensions: Tallest figure: 4"h, 9 pcs.
Your purchase provides income to marginalized artisans living in Java, Indonesia by promoting craft development in areas where land and employment are scarce.
Since 1993, SERRV International has partnered with artisans in Java, Indonesia providing a long-term trading partnership and interest-free advance payment for our orders. Through sales of their products, artisans from nearly 100 small micro-producers—many family workshops located in small rural villages around Yogyakarta receive access to micro loans, training in financial management, design and marketing skills, and access to international markets to sell their crafts. A design center offers access to designers and training on new trends and production issues, and a social grant funds reforestation, waste treatment, and conservation of vital Indonesian resources.
Artisans in Java use several techniques to create their variety of beautiful handcrafts, including filigree, carving, and batik.