I have written a number of times about my friend Irma. She was the wife of one of my college Spanish professors. Born and raised in Mexico, she has lived here in Ohio, within walking distance of my house, for more than fifty years. Last September she celebrated her 90th birthday.
Irma collects Nativity scenes, and over the years has amassed a large number of them. Of course, she has a traditional Mexican "nacimiento", similar to what I wrote about in my last post. The handmade, clay figurines, in addition to the the Holy Family, the shepherds and wise men, include an array of Mexican villagers transplanted to Bethlehem.
Most of her dozens of Nativity scenes are miniatures.
The Huichol people are famous for making handicrafts that are covered in colored beads. You can see in this close-up the intricate work that they do.