This polymer creche from Nepal’s Sammunat project shows us how connected we are. The characters are charmingly styled. Note that this Joseph carries a traditional khukuri knife and Mary wears a sari, bindi and beads. (This post on their blog tells another “small world” story.)
The power of the internet still astonishes me. Through it artists in the US, Australia, and Japan have developed friendships with the ladies in this project and helped their programs grow. Their fashion items become income, education for their children, food, medicine, and hope for a brighter future. I plan to visit there next November.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the polymer artist who has everything, a donation to the Sammunat project in his/her name would help artists a world away. Special Sammunat Christmas beads are available through Australia’s Over the Rainbow store.
Margit Böhmer ,
Thank you Cynthia for showing us these lovely creche figures. And a great thank you to you for all the inspiration you are giving us all around the year. It’s always exciting to look at PCD: who will be there today????
Anita Brandon ,
What a wonderfully crafted and appealing creche, and the story behind it makes it even more special.
Cynthia: Thanks for letting us know about this project. Can’t wait to read about your visit there next November.
Claire Maunsell ,
This is a wonderful story. I’ll be showing it to my daughter who has been making and adding to a polymer creche since she was 7 (now 13)! I think we’ll be making a small donation together so thank you for finding this!
I’ve been following Summunat for a while and know from emails with Wendy that you have been a great, great help and encouragement to the ladies in Nepal! I am very much looking forward to hearing about your trip there next year!