Sheltering Animals for The Holy Family

Giving watch, warmth, protection
This four-piece set of animals was designed to specifically fit the small, intimate scale of The Holy Family. “The Sheltering Animals are proportional in scale to The Holy Family… smaller versions of other animals I’ve carved, with a few little tweaks in the details. I like that the gestures of their heads and ears express watchful attentiveness. My favorite is the goat – he shows his personality in his stance!” –Susan Lordi
The Holy Family collection is ideal for those looking for a smaller nativity option. The 7.5”h figure is complemented by a backdrop of pierced curved metal, suggestive of twinkling stars. Four animals give watch, warmth and protection. (The Holy Family figure and Shelter backdrop sold separately)
  • Created for Willow Tree® The Holy Family collection. Four animals, tallest is 3”h. Includes donkey, goat and two sheep
  • Gray-white standing goat; gray donkey, lying down with cream-colored blanket on back; two white sheep: one lying down, one standing, with dark face and feet. Sized to complement The Holy Family nativity set

About Willow Tree®
Willow Tree® is an intimate line of figurative sculptures that speak in quiet ways to heal, comfort, protect and inspire. Artist Susan Lordi hand carves the original of each figure from her studio in Kansas City Missouri. Pieces are cast from her original carvings, and individually painted by hand. Expression is revealed through gestures only… a tilt of the head, placement of the hands, a turn of the body. The simplicity of form and absence of facial features signify Willow Tree. It is Susan’s hope that these pieces be meaningful to both giver and receiver.