Banana Fiber Nativity Set (Kenya) (with Gift Box)
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Banana Fiber Nativity Set (Kenya) (with Gift Box)

Overall Rating Rating 4.8  |  36 reviews  |  Write a review
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Item #: 11580769
    Proudly display this handmade nativity set this holiday season. Crafted by artisans in Kenya from beautiful banana fiber, this unique nativity set arrives in a handmade gift box and will surely become one of your favorite seasonal decorations....more

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    This handmade nativity set is the perfect accent piece for your seasonal decor. The decorative accessory is handcrafted out of banana fiber by artisans in Kenya.

    Product Features:
    • Pieces crafted of banana fiber
    • Comes in a handmade gift box
    • Tallest piece measures 5.5 inches high
    • Box measures 5.25 inches wide x 7.25 inches long

    Story Behind the Art:
    Esther Kariuki is an independent artisan who, in her area of Kenya, near Kitui, has organized and trained women in her village to use the dried fiber of the banana plant, which would normally be discarded. The banana fiber is first dried, and then a light varnish applied. Once this process is complete craftspeople cut the fiber into thin strips to make items, including boxes, Bao Bab trees and mobiles.

    What is Worldstock?

    The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.


    Ships Carbon Neutral*
5 ? box by 7 ? box
Banana Fiber
Model No:
Kenyan Nativity
Brand: Global Crafts


  • Color
  • Material
    Synthetic Fiber
  • Type
    Nativity Scene
  • Worldstock Country
  • Accent Type
    Decorative Boxes
  • Occasion
  • Season or Holiday
    Christmas, Winter
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  • 5 Stars 31
  • 4 Stars 3
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  • Delicate and Unusual

    The nativity set arrived very quickly & the first surprise was how lovely the banana leaf box is. Each character is delicately realized - I don't mean fragile - each has an almost whimsical quality. As one who lived for 21 years in Africa, I love the simplicity of design. If you like pretty, painted/detailed nativities this may not be for you. If you like African art or unusual interpretations of common themes, this is for you! I am buying another set to give as a gift..

  • Kenyan nativity

    The set came exactly as expected. The description is true to form. Figurines were beautifully done, and the storage box is handy (and also beautifully done). Shipping was prompt. No surprises. I gave this as a wedding gift and the bride/groom were ecstatic with it.

  • These nativity sets are beautiful

    I purchased this early for my daughter in law for Christmas. She loved it so much I ordered more for some friends who where so pleased. Beautiful product.

    • Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent
    • How accurate was the sizing? Excellent
  • Simply Beautiful

    Read the reviews before I made the purchase so took a chance. Glad I made the purchase. It may be small in size but it is worth the price. Simply beautiful and perfect. Highly recommend.

  • Unique Gift

    This beautiful nativity set made a unique gift for my loved one this Christmas. We were all amazed at the workmanship and tiny details included in each figurine. The set is interesting, and very attractive. Overall, a wonderful purchase! And, it looks much more expensive than the pictures seemed to suggest.

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  • Nice Item

    I love this Nativity Set. It is well made and rustic just like I was hoping for.


    Mike P. Dec 30, 2014

  • Love this!

    Darling scene for such a great cause!


    Kelly F. Dec 29, 2014

  • VI shopper

    Love the gift box package and the artistry of this set. Very nicely done and I am getting rave reviews by friends as it is also in my foyer. I am glad that I made this purchase. Beautiful!!


    vishopper from Bronx, New York, Nov 26, 2014

  • Not As I Expected

    The characters were not as well defined as I would like. If you don't know the Christmas Story you might not have any idea what the figures represent. They look as if they were made from a straw wrapper and just twisted. I knew the cost was for a good cause but I would never feel like the price was worth the product. The box is about the best deal of the set. I see many products and I order them from all over the world. I like supporting the work of people that don't have a way to make much money. This is the first item I have purchased that I won't even put out in my home. Had planned to give one to my pastor who spent weeks in Kenya and one for our son's family who also did summer missions in Kenya. Glad I only ordered 1 to see how it looks.


    emmajane1 from TX, Oct 25, 2014

  • an unusual nativity set

    Received lots of positive comments on this set. It was a nice addition to my collection, lovely details, fine handwork. Even the box it came in had meticulous detail on the clasp.


    1mac1 from Wauwatosa, WI, Jan 7, 2014

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