Merry Christmas – Season’s Greetings
Christmas as a feast day is intended to remind us of the worldly presence of the divine Light, at the same time as the return of the longer daylight hours for those who live in the northern hemisphere.
More than forty years ago, I crafted the figurines for this simple nativity scene. The figurines survived in a box in my parents’ attic. I am glad they came out to see the light again.
It is tied straw work, a technique popular in german-speaking areas. It was made from a renewable and affordable resource for all.