These small nicho boxes or portable shrines, come from Peru. They are constructed of a wooden box painted in the typical Peruvian nacimiento colors of white with red trim. Flowers adorn the outside of the cheerful little box. The doors close nicely and open to display a small nativity scene made of potato paste. YES, potato paste. This is a craft that is found in Peru, made most famous by Nicario Jimenez and family.
state of origin: Perudimensions: 3" wide by about 4" tall