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Praying Figure Soda Cans South Africa

Regular Price: $19.00

Special Price: $10.00

Product #: 85685
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Title Praying Figure Soda Cans South Africa
Type of Object Nativity Figure
Country of Origin South Africa
People Unspecified
Materials can strips, wire.
Approximate Age Contemporary
Dimensions 11.5 inches H. x 3 inches W.
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners. Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use. We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings. Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair None

Additional Information:  These figures , part of Nativity Scene are made from recycled materials including sheets from cans and wire. They were  handmade by  artists in South Africa. 

The process of creating such objects  is not easy and can take days to be completed. The subjects are found in the artist  own environment. Animals and cars are among the most popular subjects. Christian characters themes including nativity are well-known pieces from South Africa made of various medium including beadwork, and recycled materials. 

 Handcrafted in the largest informal settlement in South Africa. Orange Farm (basically a squatter town of shacks) located about 28mi (45km) from Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, is home to many Zimbabweans in-exile.