Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Filipino Woodcarver

Elevita is very excited to have recently added some new artisans from the Philippines.  One of these is Arman Cagayat, a Filipino woodcarver.  Elevita was introduced to Arman by a missionary couple, who discovered Arman's incredible talent while serving in the area.  Despite Arman's impressive skills, he has very limited access to markets, which is why we became excited to help him promote his work.  Arman lives in a one-room home with his family, where he creates beautiful nativity scenes from local wood.  Perhaps our favorite part of these is the wise men:  they come bearing gifts of rice, mango, and bananas.  Elevita will be offering a limited number of these nativities on Elevita.com beginning November 2011.  Those interested in preordering a nativity can email info@elevita.com.

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