Expertly carving cedar wood, Javier Ramírez depicts the first Christmas in a classic composition. Mary, Joseph and the animals gaze at little Jesus as he sleeps on a soft bad of hay. Ramírez adds subtle color by hand and applies bronze leaf to the halos. 'This is an image filled with love and peace,' he says.
About the International Medical Corps Artisan Shop
Every purchase in our Artisan Shop supports our mission to provide emergency relief to those struck by conflict, disaster and disease—no matter where they are, no matter what the conditions. At the same time these purchases provide vital income to global artisans and serve to preserve humanity’s artistic traditions for the generations to come.