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Nativities, Creches & Holiday Ornaments
Zanzibar carries a moderate selection of handcrafted, fairly traded Nativities & Holiday Ornaments from October - December. Imported, hand made nativities, crèches and ornaments crafted by hand in wood, clay, ceramic, paper mache, ebony, olivewood, soapstone, cloth, felt, straw, boiled potatoes (yes!), seed pods, and even banana leaves!
The photos depicted here are just a previous sampling of our inventory. Please visit our gallery for the largest selection. Shipments arriving daily through the holidays. Please note in 2017 we have reduced the number of Nativities and ornaments that we carry - partially because we are finding it harder and harder to source them and partially because we and our artisans simply cannot compete with factory made pieces from China. Many of our artisans have stopped making Nativities because they are tired of Big Chains copying their designs and having them crafted in China for a fraction of the cost. We will still carry ornaments and nativities, just not the quantity that we have in the past.
DOZENS & DOZENS MORE IN OUR GALLERY! MANY ONE OF A KIND!