Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Saturday Surprise!

by Lynn Gardner

The first one is from Nigeria, clay figures in a manger with the star on top.

The tall skinny ones are from Kenya and made from reeds and sticks.

This clay one is from Egypt and almost didn't make the collection. Greg's luggage was broken into and it was smashed, but I glued it back together and it works! He brought me the pieces in a plastic bag just to show that he had remembered to buy one - thinking it was beyond repair.

The fourth one is a Bedouin tribe in a colorful striped tent from Jordan. The figures are made from some kind of smooth putty - Shelley visited Petra and found it - which is one of my dreams - to climb all over those ruins! It may be hard to see because of the lights.

The last one is from Swaziland, tall stylized figures carved from wood and painted wild colors - Shelley got that one when they climbed Kilimanjaro.


Jennie said...

Oh Lynn, I was hoping you would post more pictures of your nativitys. They're beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Cheri J. Crane said...

I'm echoing Jennie. =)Your nativity sets are gorgeous.

Julie Wright said...

Those are absolutely awesome!!!