TITLE: Cr�che for the Nativity DESCRIPTION: The Cr�che is part of the Nativity collection. As enduring as the story it portrays, the Willow Tree Nativity is as loved today as when it was originally introduced in 2000. Its simplicity and form has made it a timeless classic. As a Christmas gift, wedding gift or self-purchase, the Willow Tree Nativity continues on as a family tradition. Since 1999, American artist Susan Lordi has worked in partnership with DEMDACO to produce, market and distribute Willow Tree¨, her line of carved figurative sculpture. From her studio in Kansas City, Lordi hand carves the original of each figure, and designs accompanying pieces. This piece is constructed from Lordi's original prototype and painted by hand. Enclosed inside the fitted packaging box is a gift-giving card with piece title on it.