Nativity Scenes with a Cultural Flavor

Nacimientos of U.S. Latinos extend beyond their faith and serve as statements of cultural pride.

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    MEXICO Nativity set, clay. Loaned from the Rev. Charles Des Ruisseaux Collection, New Hampshire. Photo credit: Courtesy the Knights of Columbus Museum (New Haven, Conn.)
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    MEXICO  Tree of Life from clay by Alfonso Soteno Fernandez of Metepic, Estado de Mexico. Alfonso is renowned as one of the finest crèche makers of Mexico. The Fernandez family is famous for its abundance of skilled crèche masters. Loaned from the Fomento Cultural Banamex A. C. Collection, Mexico City.  Photo credit: Courtesy the Knights of Columbus Museum (New Haven, Conn., kofcmuseum.org).
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    PERU  The Holy Family, clay. Loaned from the Rev. Timothy Goldrick Collection, Massachusetts. Photo credit: Courtesy of the Knights of Columbus Museum (New Haven, Conn.)
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    NEW MEXICO Navaho Nativity set in clay by Navaho Native Americans. Loaned from the Eileen Canty Collection, New York.  Photo credit: Courtesy of the Knights of Columbus Museum (New Haven, Conn.)
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    PERU The Holy Family, clay. Loaned from the Rev. Timothy Goldrick Collection, Massachusetts.  Photo credit: Courtesy of the Knights of Columbus Museum (New Haven, Conn.)
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    MEXICO  Ox and Cart Nativity by Alfonso Soteno Fernandez of Metepic, Estado de Mexico. Alfonso is renowned as one of the finest crèche makers of Mexico.  Photo credit: Courtesy the Knights of Columbus Museum (New Haven, Conn.)
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    BRAZIL The Holy Family by Miguel Avila and Sebastiao de Avila. Carved, plastered and painted wood with gold leaf. Loaned from the James and Emilia Govan Collection, Virgina.  Photo credit: Courtesy the Knights of Columbus Museum (New Haven, Conn.)
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    COLORADO The Flight to Egypt, artist unknown, molded clay. Loaned from the Rev. Charles Des Ruisseaux Collection, New Hampshire. Photo credit: Courtesy of the Knights of Columbus Museum (New Haven, Conn.)
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