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Hopeful Arrival 4-Piece Handcrafted Cotton Macramé Nativity Scene

Hopeful Arrival 4-Piece Handcrafted Cotton Macramé Nativity Scene

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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-322674

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

Costa Rican artisan Hilda Padilla creates this lovely macramé nativity scene from cotton cord in natural white, each knot made by hand. The set includes the figures of Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus wrapped in brown cotton as a swaddling blanket on a cradle handmade from brown wool. They baby is a separate piece from the manger and is secured with a hidden magnet.

  • materials: 100% cotton cord, wool, 100% cotton industrial fabric, magnet, wire
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
Largest piece: 3.9 in. H x 2 in. W x 2 in. D; Smallest piece: 1.4 in. H x 1.6 in. Diam.

Artisan Information

Hilda Padilla

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Hilda Padilla is a Costa Rican artisan who works in macramé. "I learned this art in 2011 when my mother took a course in it. She taught me her new skills.

"For many years, my parents worked with pita fiber. When the plant closed, we needed to find another kind of work so we could bring home some money. I began making handicrafts at home to help. Sometime later, I learned to sew and added this technique to my designs.

"In our community, there are no jobs to be had. Today, I teach macramé to many local homemakers and this gives them a way to earn a supplemental income for their day-to-day expenses. This gives me great satisfaction. I can share my skills and do something for others. Macramé also lets me help my parents out when they need it and today my family is my inspiration and my motivation.

"I've had some very tough moments, like my son leaving me in 2009. I haven't been able to see him because he is with his father. My deepest longing is to see him again.

"I hope to be able to support myself economically and pray that God will grant me opportunities to work. My macramé tells a story. Each design is inspired by my love for my children and the beauty of Costa Rica. I also dream of seeing my community prosper and for all of us to get ahead through this work that we love. Sharing my designs with you is a small step but one that I believe will bring many blessings and open new doors."

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

Shipping

United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

Returns

All sales of this product are final -- we do not accept returns or issue replacements unless there is a defect with the product. Please review our Returns & Exchanges policy.

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