11 Piece Felt Yurt Nativity Scene
This unique nativity scene is hand made in Kyrgyzstan and includes 11 individually crafted figures; Mary, Joseph, a Shepherd with sheep in hands, 3 Wiseman, an angel, baby Jesus, camel, donkey, sheep and star to create a magical Christmas scene. The set comes with a yurt, the traditional Kyrgyz portable house, and all figures fit inside for easy storage.
These whimsical figures are handmade in Kyrgyzstan out of felt, a thick fabric produced by application of heat, water, and pressure for the meshing together of wool fibers. The women dye the felt pieces and then cut, and shape them into animals and dolls. Erekebu’s specialty is making the faces which are embellished with silk and wool embroidery and beads. She uses yarn hair to make the hair. The intricately dressed figures represent daily life and customs in rural Kyrgyzstan.
This exquisite handmade set makes a wonderful gift or playful addition to your holiday decor.
Yurt measures just over 5 inches high and over 8 inches wide and all figures are 5 inches tall.
"All my products carry positive energy, because wool is a live material. I put love and positive energy into my work and people that buy my products can feel this warmth and love in every doll." -Erkebu Djumagulova, Kyrgyzstan