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Art Gallery - Sculpture Wood - Christianity Religious Collection
Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the World

These Art Gallery - Sculpture Wood - Christianity Religious Collection are available from Novica who in association with National Geographic bring a whole range of handcrafted items from small scale crafts workshops, often run by a single craft worker in the developing world.

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Cedar sculpture, 'Jesus in the Manger' (Peru)

With a smile of sweet innocence, little Jesus proffers a blessing with chubby baby hands. This extraordinary likeness comes from the Montalvo Family, who carefully carve the sacred image from cedar wood. Realistically and lovingly painted by hand, th more...

Decoupage sculpture, 'Cross of Guadalupe' (Mexico)

Ana Maria Enciso pays tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe with this inspired pinewood cross featuring an open book. Enciso adorns the sculpture with decoupage techniques featuring several renowned depictions of Guadalupe, who is hailed as the patron sai more...

Mahogany nativity scene, 'Divine Birth in Africa' (set of 11) (Ghana)

George Obeng captures the tender love of the classic nativity scene under the stylizations of northern Ghana artistry. He carves each figurine by hand of noble mahogany featuring the Three Wise Men bearing a royal stool, a gourd filled with gold, and more...

Painted wood retablo, 'Bethlehem in Lucanas' (Peru)

This colorful box opens to reveal a nativity scene. Alejandro Chavez creates this beautiful retablo, or diorama. Dressed in traditional Andean clothes, Mary and Joseph welcome the newborn Christ child, while shepherds and kings also adore the baby. C more...

Painted wood retablo, 'Chapel of Loreto' (Peru)

Starlight pours from the heavens, illuminating the stable where the Christ child was born. Alejandro Chavez brings the scene to the 15th century chapel of the Virgin of Loreto, located in Huamanga in the province of Ayacucho. Known as a retablo, this more...

Painted wood retablo, 'Cross of Lamentation' (Peru)

After Christ's death on the cross, the image itself came to be venerated as one of the most important Christian symbols. Alejandro Chavez shows an empty cross, graced with a portrait of Jesus. Ladders reach to beams where ofrendas (offerings) have be more...

Pinewood sculpture, 'Our Lady of Guadalupe' (Guatemala)

Carved by hand from pinewood, the beautiful Virgin of Guadalupe stands on the globe. Diego Canil takes his inspiration from the portrait that appeared miraculously on the tilma (cloak) of Saint Juan Diego in 1531. "Although she appeared in Mexico, sh more...

Pinewood sculpture, 'Saint Anthony with the Child' (Guatemala)

Lovingly cradling the Christ child while holding a feather, Saint Anthony is garbed in priestly robes. Anthony was a hermit of the Benedictine Order. He was a monk at Froidement in Franche-Comte, France, where he lived in a hermitage and was known fo more...

Pinewood sculpture, 'Saint Francis and the Birds' (Guatemala)

Birds alight on Saint Francis, the venerable barefoot monk. Diego Canil carves a charming portrait of the Founder of the Franciscan order. Francis of Assisi believed in the brotherhood of all of God's creation. It is said that he once preached to hun more...

Pinewood sculpture, 'Saint Francis of Assisi' (Guatemala)

Birds alight on Saint Francis' shoulders, and a spotted cat purrs at his knee. Diego Canil carves a charming portrait of the Founder of the Franciscan order. Francis of Assisi believed in the brotherhood of all of God's creation. It is said that he o more...

Pinewood sculpture, 'Saint Peter with a Bell' (Guatemala)

Ringing a bell, Saint Peter is revered as the first Pope. The fisherman's son was one of Christ's Twelve Apostles and is recorded more than any other disciple. June 29 commemorates his martyrdom in Rome. Carved and painted by hand, this beautiful scu more...

Pinewood sculpture, 'Virgin of Guadalupe with an Aura' (Guatemala)

Carved by hand from pinewood, the beautiful Virgin of Guadalupe folds her hands in prayer. She wears a crown and is surrounded by a golden aura. Diego Canil depicts the beautiful Virgin who caused roses to spring from arid soil. Named Patron Saint of more...

Retablo, 'Epiphany' (Peru)

Watching over their tiny son, Mary and Joseph smile as the three kings bring offerings to the Christ child. Alejandro Chavez portrays the Epiphany in three dimensions. This traditional diorama is known as a retablo; each figurine is modeled and paint more...

Retablo, 'Nativity Scene' (Peru)

This colorful box holds a Christmas surprise. Opening the doors reveals a nativity scene in three dimensions. Alejandro Chavez crafts a traditional retablo (diorama) in the regional style of Ayacucho. The Holy Family and the three kings are modeled o more...

Retablo, 'Our Lady of Fatima' (Peru)

Mary sits in a floral meadow, cradling her young son Jesus who holds aloft a rosary and scapular. Alejandro Chavez creates a reverent representation of Our Lady of Fatima. An apparition of the Virgin Mary, she appeared six times to three shepherd chi more...

Retablo, 'Peruvian Christmas' (Peru)

This colorful box depicts the first Christmas. Alejandro Chavez crafts a traditional retablo (diorama) in the regional style of Ayacucho. The Holy Family and shepherds are modeled of clay and painted by hand. Beneath them, villagers harvest the fruit more...

Wood nativity scene, 'Paxot Holy Family' (set of 5) (Guatemala)

Mary and Joseph welcome Baby Jesus in this inspired nativity scene by Diego Canil. Each figurine is carved and painted by hand with florid details that blossom with Guatemalan artistry. Dressed in a terracotta hue, the Holy Family is accompanied by a more...

Wood retablo, 'Our Lady of Mount Carmel' (Peru)

Cradling little Jesus in her arms, the Virgin of Mount Carmel smiles with maternal love. Alejandro Chavez portrays the Madonna named for Mount Carmel in the Holy Land, where a chapel was built in her honor before her Assumption into heaven. In 1251 s more...

Wood sculpture, 'Angel of Gratitude' (Guatemala)

"One of the customs we have inherited from our Maya ancestors is to give thanks to Ajaw or God every morning when we wake up and before we eat. We do it by crossing our hands over our heart and bowing, and we also use this gesture to greet our elders more...

Wood sculpture, 'Our Lady of Candelaria' (Guatemala)

"In my village we are very devoted to Our Lady of Candelaria, so this sculpture is my way of honoring her," says Jose Canil Ramos with pride and devotion. The Virgin of Candelaria is celebrated on February 2nd, which is when people put away the nativ more...



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