Tuesday, August 4, 2015

India's baby Jesus in a crib

By Shiv Sahay Singh
The fibre glass nativity scene made by Kolkata-based company Church Art. Photo: Special Arrangement
INDIA---A crib from India has for the first time found a place at the UNESCO-promoted International Nativity Museum located in Bethlehem. The museum, which draws visitors from across the globe, contains more than 223-nativity representations of crib sets from over 90 countries. “The Indian crib set is the representative of a pan-Indian culture,” said Fr. Jesudoss Arokiam, Bursar of the Museum, adding that it is a “matter of great honour and prestige that an Indian crib set, which was long due, will now find a place among other crib sets stationed in the International Nativity Museum in Bethlehem.” [link]