Today I want to share with you some photos of a nativity from Burkina Faso.
I know, Christmas is over, but it arrived in our home yesterday, as a gift of one of the best mum's friends.
What a special gift! I'm really in love with it!!!
As you can see, it's not in perfect conditions; some statuettes have a strange green/grey color that obfuscates the terracotta's brightness. But it does not matter.
I love the shapes, the stylized bodies, the careful decoration and the way the artist realized faces. I think it's simple and expressive at the same time. I found something similar in medieval italian sculptures (I've ever said that I have a degree in history of art?).
It's true love!