Each year I design an ornament for our holiday collection, for 2022 I felt we could all use some grounding.
Our nacimiento/ Nativity Set features Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus. They are draped in a cobija/ blanket which features my El Camino design. Like many Tainos I was raised Catholic. As I took the path back to my indiginiety this caused me a lot of pain, and turmoil. The Spanish and Catholic church destroyed our way of life and derailed our progress. But hatred is exhausting, so I chose to integrate all of me.
I practice Agua Dulce, which is Taino spirituality but I haven't turned away from Catholicism. If you aren't ready to, don't. If a nativity set reminds you of joyful Christmases, embrace that.
Allow ours to create new memories for you...
El Camino depicts the birth of baby Jesus, but with Taino icons. You'll note instead of a manger there is a bohio. Our bohiti, or shaman, have replaced the three wise men. This item is handmade in the Dominican Republic by a cooperative of artisans we partner with. El Camino was originally sketched created by our Founder.
- Width 3.5"
- Height 4"