The following Nativities are each displayed in a unique permanent setting created by Marian Library Crèche Collection volunteers. The descriptive text for each was written by Father Johann Roten, S.M.

nativity set from Indonesia

It's the Gesture...
Taman Petra (Sukodono Mennonite Woodcarvers)

Crafted by Sukodono Mennonite Woodcarvers of Japara, Indonesia, the decorative and geometric motifs of their carvings are derived from Asmal tribal culture. Similar designs are found on houses, canoes, and totem poles. Message and expression of these figures are not in detail or volume of their bodies but in the intensity of their gestures.

– ML.1121.01