Christmas Nativity Set with Belen
We all grew up with a special Nativity Set at home - something beautiful to look at but we were not allowed to touch! We’ve made a precious handknit version that your kids can actually set-up on their own, play and create memories with - something that can be in your family for years to come!
The handknit Nativity Set comes with 6 5-inch dolls (Joseph, Mary, the 3 Kings, a shepherd), 3 animals (donkey, camel and sheep) and a baby Jesus. The wooden Belen is made from 100% natural birch ply. It measures L: 16" W: 8" T: 2" when packed and about 16” X 16” when the base slides out. Do remember, that each hand knit item is unique and sizes may vary slightly.
Each piece is handknit with love by a mama who also plants in the rice terraces in Ifugao!
Knitting Expedition was begun as a way to provide supplementary income for the women of Ifugao to maintain the rice terraces. Instead of leaving the region to find better paying jobs, the income from the sales of the products allows them to stay and tend to the rice terraces that are not only an awe-inspiring legacy of their town but also of the Philippines and which has provided sustenance for generations of their families. The brand Knitting Expedition also signifies the journey of founders, Candy and Aueeie, as knitters and the distance that the hand-knit products have to travel to make it to your homes.
*Nativity Dolls pattern by Amanda Berry
*Belen design by Dara Redulla of Artspace Studio