Nativities: Terracotta “Nativity in a Pot” $15

Rebecca Boardman

Our Small Nativity Scene is a smaller version of our very popular Large Nativity Scene. It’s perfect for apartment-dwellers or those of us with teeny houses! Handcrafted by the people of Chenautla. Each scene contains Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, 3 animals and an angel. All figures are affixed so nothing will get lost. This makes a great holiday gift. If you’re looking for something similar, please consider our Terracotta Nativity in a Pot or the elegant 14-piece Terracotta Nativity. This item is handmade and Fair Trade.

  • Approx. 3″H x 3″W
  • Terracotta
  • Made by Chenautlta
  • A Fair Trade Item
Our lovely terracotta pieces are made from the riverbed clay of the Chenautla area of Guatemala. Families sculpt each piece by hand, dry it in the sun, paint it with a red clay slip, polish it, and then finally fire it. The firing process involves placing the objects on a grate above a pine bark fire with a covering of grass for 2-3 hours. The occasional unique black spot can sometimes be found on the piece and is a tribute to this ancient firing process.