Quinua Mini 5 pc. Nativity Handmade in Peru
• Five pieces include: Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, a Lamb, and a Llama
• All dressed in traditional Peruvian clothing
• Made of Clay and Hand Painted
• Size of pieces range in size 7/8"x 1' (Baby Jesus) to 1"x 2"( Joseph)
The town of Quinua is most known for the talent of the potters. They are famous for manufacturing pieces of pottery know as "Quinua Ceramics". In addition to Quinua Ayacucho pottery, this is also famous for the high quality of the red and cream clay that is used to make the pottery pieces. Although the forms and techniques are simple, almost child-like, the results are what amaze people. Many of the pottery pieces are chapels, churches, bulls, and houses. However, it is also common to see figures of peasant farmers, neighbors busy gossiping, and religious themes such as nativities.