Santos, Reyes, &

Nativities

In Puerto Rico, the carving of Saints (Santos) and Wise Men (Reyes) is traditional art. Each artist has his/her own style and technique that provide great variety when starting a collection of these hand-carved figurines. 

Considered to be art pieces, we display the Reyes in our houses all year-long, not just during the Christmas season.

You will notice that the Wise Men are riding Horses, and not the traditional Camels. In Puerto Rico, we say that the Reyes come by horse, since camels are not seen in P.R.

Please Keep In Mind That:

  ♥ All of our items are handmade, and so the sizes in the descriptions are approximations.

  ♥ Availability of colors and designs will depend on the artist and the materials at hand.

  ♥ Stands used to prop items up in the photos are additional pieces, not included with the

      item. They can be purchased separately.

  ♥ There is an 11.5% sales tax to add to the total of the order; the tax applies to the        shipping and handling too.

   Shipping and Handling will depend on the item(s) selected. 

  ♥ To place an order, please e-mail, call or text us at (787) 725 - 5596 to verify                    availability of items and receive a shipping and handling estimate.

  ♥ We only mail to P.R. and the U.S.A.

  ♥ Photos do not represent the size of the item (please read the dimensions provided).

  ♥ Camera flash might alter colors.

  

Domingo Orta, Jr. (Ponce, P.R.)

Hand-Carved Santos and Wise Men 

$60.00 each

3"L x 2.25"W x 7"H approx. (including the base)

Cedar Wood

These are all hand-carved, so there will be slight differences in the faces and proportions.

 

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About the Artisan: 

The Orta Family is a well-known family of carvers in Ponce. Domingo Orta, Sr., a self-taught carver, began the family tradition; he passed away in 2007. His wife and children all learned the art of carving, and continue the family legacy. It is said that of his sons, Domingo, Jr.'s carvings are the most similar to his father's.

Sacred Heart, $60

Good Shepherd, $60

Saint Sebastian, $60, (with arrows)

Saint Andrew, $60

Saint Lorenzo , $60

Saint Ramón, $60

Saint Martin, $60

Saint Joseph, $60

Saint Michael, $60

Saint Raphael, $60

Saint Gabriel, $60

Our Lady of

Fatima, $60

Virgin Mary, $60

Saint Clara, $60

Saint Rita, $60

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, $60

Saint Rose, $60

Virgin Mary, $60

Our Lady of

Miracles, $60

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Our Lady of Providence, $60

Our Lady of Montserrat, $60

Saint Teresa, $60

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Saint Barbara, $60

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Saint Blaise, $60

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Saint Lucy, $60

Saint John the Baptist, $60

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Father Pious, $60

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Saint Peter, $60

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Saint Anthony, $60

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Saint Francis, $60

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Saint Jude, $60

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Jesus Christ Resurrected, $60

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Saint Cecilia, $60

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Saint Elena, $60

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Julia Rivera de Orta (Ponce, P.R.)

About the Artisan: 

The Orta Family is a well-known family of carvers in Ponce. Domingo Orta, Sr., a self-taught carver, began the family tradition; he passed away in 2007. His wife and children all learned the art of carving, and continue the family legacy. Julia Rivera is the wife of one of Domingo, Sr.'s sons, Wilfredo Orta.

Hand-Carved Santos and Wise Men 

Saints: $44 - $80 each

Saints: 2"L x 1.75"W x 5"H approx. (including the base)

Cedar Wood

These are all hand-carved, so there will be slight differences in the faces and proportions.

 

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Saint Anne, $60

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, $60

Saint Inés, $44

Our Lady of

Fatima, $44

Saint Barbara, $44

Our Lady of the Rosary, $44

Saint Rose, $44

Virgin Mary, $44

Our Lady of Montserrat, $50

Our Lady of Providence, $50

Saint Cecilia, $60

Our Lady of

Miracles, $44

Saint Conrad, $44

Saint Raphael, $44

Saint Gabriel, $44

Saint Anthony

Abad, $44

Saint Paul, $44, $44

Saint Andrew, $50

Our Lady of

Carmel, $50

Saint Teresa, $44

Saint Martha, $50

Saint Rita, $44

Saint Helen, $44

Guardian Angel with Girl, $60

Guardian Angel with Boy, $60

Saint Martin, $44

Saint Anthony on his head, $44 (reversible!)

Saint John the Baptist, $44

Saint Anthony upright, $44

Saint Peter, $44

Saint Benito, $50

Sacred Heart, $44

Saint Nicholas $44

Saint Jude $44

The Good

Shepherd, $44

Saint Augustine, $44

Saint Blaise, $44

Saint Patrick, $44

Jesus Christ, $80

Saint Peregrine, $50

Saint Clara, $44

Saint Apolonia, $60

Saint Francis, $44

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Pope John Paul II, $44

Pope Francis, $44

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Saint Joseph, $44

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Divine Child, $60

Charlie, $60

A : Wise Men on Horseback (Same Base)

$120.00 set

8.25"L x 3.25"W x 6.25"H approx. (including the

base)

Hand-Carved out of Cedar; Hand-Painted.

There are more color options for the outfits and the horse reigns.

Epiphany (January 6), the day when the Three Wise Men arrived to meet Baby Jesus, is an important holiday in our culture. It is celebrated with as much enthusiasm as Christmas Day. It reminds us about the Nativity story and the real meaning behind Christmas. 

B : Wise Men on Horseback (Individual Bases)

$120.00 set

2"L x 3"W x 6.25"H approx. (each figure, including the base)

Hand-Carved out of Cedar; Hand-Painted.

There are more color options for the outfits and the horse reigns.

Wilfredo Orta (Ponce, P.R.)

About the Artisan: 

The Orta Family is a well-known family of carvers in Ponce. Domingo Orta, Sr., a self-taught carver, began the family tradition; he passed away in 2007. His wife and children all learned the art of carving, and continue the family legacy. Domingo, Sr. and Santia's children are Domingo, Jr., José Antonio, Carmen Delia, Karma Iris, Wilfredo, and Héctor.

 

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Hand-Carved Santos and Wise Men 

Saints: $70 - $100 each

Saints: various sizes. 

Cedar Wood

These are all hand-carved, so there will be slight differences in the faces and proportions.

 

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Saint John the Baptist, $70

The Good Shepherd, $70

Sacred Heart, $70

Saint Gabriel, $70

Saint Raphael, $70

Saint Sebastian, $70

Saint Martin, $70

Our Lady of Providence, $70

Our Lady of Montserrat, $70

Saint Jude, $70

A : Medium Wise Men on Horseback (Same Base)

$120.00 set

8.25"L x 3"W x 6.25"H approx. (including the base)

Hand-Carved out of Cedar; Hand-Painted.

There are more color options for the outfits and the horse reigns.

B : Medium Wise Men on Horseback (Individual Bases)

$120.00 set

2"L x 2.75"W x 6.5"H approx. (each figure, including the base)

Hand-Carved out of Cedar; Hand-Painted.

There are more color options for the outfits and the horse reigns.

Saint Teresa, $70

Saint Lazarus, $60

Saint Francis, $70

Saint Michael, $70

Saint Anthony, $70

Saint Patrick, $70

C : Large Wise Men on Horseback (Same Base)

$220.00 set

11.5"L x 5"W x 9"H approx. (including the base)base)

Hand-Carved out of Cedar; Hand-Painted.

There are more color options for the outfits and the horse reigns.

 

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D : Large Wise Men on Horseback (Individual Bases)

$220.00 set

3"L x 5"W x 10.25"H approx. (each item, including the base)

Hand-Carved out of Cedar; Hand-Painted.

There are more color options for the outfits and the horse reigns.

 

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E : Medium Wise Men Standing Up (Individual Bases)

$120.00 set

2.5"L x 2.5"W x 5.5"H approx. (each item, including the base)

Hand-Carved out of Cedar; Hand-Painted.

There are more color options for the outfits.

F : Medium Wise Men on CAMELS (Same Base)

$120.00 set

9.25"L x 5"W x 7.75"H approx. (including the base)

Hand-Carved out of Cedar; Hand-Painted.

There are more color options for the outfits.

 

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G : The Powerful Hand (Large)

$200.00 each

4.5"L x 4.25"W x 15.5"H approx. (including the base)

Hand-Carved out of Cedar; Hand-Painted.

The Powerful Hand represents the crucified hand of Jesus Christ, with the Holy Family on the fingertips: Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and Mary's parents Anna and Joaquin.

 

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Saint Michael, $80

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Our Lady of Carmel, $80

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Saint Joseph, $70

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Virgin Mary, $70

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Our Lady of the Wise Men, $80

I : Four Wise Men Playing Pool

$650.00 each

17"L x 10.5"W x 8.5"H approx. (including the base and billiard sticks)

Hand-Carved out of Cedar; Hand-Painted.

Removable billiard sticks for easy packing.

There is a legend that says there was a fourth Wise Man, Artaban, who did not make it with the other three to meet Baby Jesus because he kept stopping to help people along the way.

J : Three Wise Men Playing Pool with Santa Claus

$650.00 each

18.5"L x 10.5"W x 9"H approx. (including the base and billiard sticks)

Hand-Carved out of Cedar; Hand-Painted.

Removable billiard sticks for easy packing.

K : Three Wise Men Playing Dominoes with Don Quijote

$395.00 each

9"L x 8.5"W x 9.5"H approx. (including the base and lance)

Hand-Carved out of Cedar; Hand-Painted.

Removable lance for easy packing.

Don Quijote is the famous literary Spanish character, who believed he was a knight, and set off to find adventures.

L : Three Wise Men Playing Dominoes with Juan Bobo

$395.00 each

9.25"L x 8.5"W x 6"H approx. (including the base)

Hand-Carved out of Cedar; Hand-Painted.

Juan Bobo is a folkloric Puerto Rican character; a young boy who is always misunderstanding situations and has a pet pig.

 

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H : The Powerful Hand (Small)

$100.00 each

3.25"L x 2.75"W x 9.25"H approx. (including the base)

Hand-Carved out of Cedar; Hand-Painted.

The Powerful Hand represents the crucified hand of Jesus Christ, with the Holy Family on the fingertips: Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and Mary's parents Anna and Joaquin.

 

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M : Four Wise Men Playing Dominoes (Regular Size)

$395.00 each

12"L x 9.5"W x 5.75"H approx. (including the base)

Hand-Carved out of Cedar; Hand-Painted.

There is a legend that says there was a fourth Wise Man, Artaban, who did not make it with the other three to meet Baby Jesus because he kept stopping to help people along the way.

N : Four Wise Men Playing Dominoes (Small Size)

$300.00 each

7.5"L x 8"W x 5"H approx. (including the base)

Hand-Carved out of Cedar; Hand-Painted.

There is a legend that says there was a fourth Wise Man, Artaban, who did not make it with the other three to meet Baby Jesus because he kept stopping to help people along the way.

 

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José Orta (Ponce, P.R.)

Hand-Carved Santos and Wise Men

Sizes and Prices Vary

These are all hand-carved, so there will be slight differences in the faces and proportions.

Cedar Wood

 

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About the Artisan: 

The Orta Family is a well-known family of carvers in Ponce. Domingo Orta, Sr., a self-taught carver, began the family tradition; he passed away in 2007. His wife and children all learned the art of carving, and continue the family legacy. Domingo, Sr. and Santia's children are Domingo, Jr., José Antonio, Carmen Delia, Karma Iris, Wilfredo, and Héctor.

Saint Teresa, $70

Our Lady of

Carmel, $80

Our Lady of Providence, $100

Saint Anthony, $70

Saint Peter, $70

Héctor Orta (Ponce, P.R.)

Hand-Carved Santos and Wise Men 

These are all hand-carved, so there will be slight differences in the faces and proportions.

Cedar Wood

 

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About the Artisan: 

The Orta Family is a well-known family of carvers in Ponce. Domingo Orta, Sr., a self-taught carver, began the family tradition; he passed away in 2007. His wife and children all learned the art of carving, and continue the family legacy. Domingo, Sr. and Santia's children are Domingo, Jr., José Antonio, Carmen Delia, Karma Iris, Wilfredo, and Héctor.

Tony Ayala (Dorado, P.R.)

Hand-Carved Santos, Wise Men, and Nativities

These are all hand-carved, so there will be slight differences in the faces and proportions.

Cedar Wood

 

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About the Artisan: 

He participates in many fairs.

Saint Francis, $95

A : Wise Men and Nativity

$150.00 each

7"L x 5"W x 9.5"H approx. (including the base and the star)

Removable Star for easy packing.

Cedar Wood.

Saint Peter, $95

Saint Martin, $95

B : Unpainted Nativity (Small)

$45.00 each

4.5"L x 2"W x 3.75"H approx. (including the base)

Cedar Wood

C : Painted Nativity (Small)

$45.00 each

4.5"L x 2"W x 3.75"H approx. (including the base)

Cedar Wood

D : Nativity with Star

$70.00 each

4.25"L x 2.75"W x 7.25"H approx. (including the base and the star)

Removable Star for easy packing.

Cedar Wood.

Saint Jude, $95

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E : Nativity with Background and Star

$75.00 each

3"7/8L x 2.5"W x 6"H approx. (including the base)

Cedar Wood.

Father Pious, $95

F : Painted Nativity (Large)

$95.00 each

8.25"L x 2"5/8W x 6.5"H approx. (including the base)

Cedar Wood

G : Wise Men with Flag

$55.00 each

4.5"L x 1.75"W x 4"H approx. (including the base)

Cedar Wood.

H : Wise Men with Background

$75.00 each

4.75"L x 2.25"W x 5.75"H approx. (including the base)

Cedar Wood.

I : Unpainted Wise Men (Small)

$45.00 each

4.5"L x 2"W x 4"H approx. (including the base)

Cedar Wood.

Liz Veguilla (Dorado, P.R.)

Hand-Carved Santos, Wise Men, and Nativities

These are all hand-carved, so there will be slight differences in the faces and proportions.

Cedar Wood

 

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About the Artisan: 

She participates in many fairs.

A : Wise Men

$75.00 each

5.5"L x 2.25"W x 5.5"H approx. (including the base)

Cedar Wood.

B & C : Wise Men Totem (Unpainted)

$45.00 each

2"L x 2"W x 4.45"H approx. (including the base)

Cedar Wood.

          B - Facing Forward

          C - Facing Different Directions

D & E : Wise Men Totem (Painted)

$45.00 each

2"L x 2"W x 4.45"H approx. (including the base)

Cedar Wood.

          D - Facing Forward

          E - Facing Different Directions

F : Wise Men and Baby Jesus Totem

$50.00 each

1.75"L x 1.75"W x 4.75"H approx. (including the base)

Cedar Wood.

G : Tall Wise Men Totem

$75.00 each

2"L x 2"W x 7.5"H approx. (including the base)

Cedar Wood.

H : Tall Wise Men, Baby Jesus, and Flag Totem

$80.00 each

2"L x 2"W x 7"H approx. (including the base)

Cedar Wood.

I : Chubby Wise Men Totem

$125.00 each

3"L x 3"W x 8"H approx. (including the base)

Cedar Wood.

Antonio Avilés (Orocovis, P.R.)

About the Artisan: 

Son of the recognized carver Celestino Avilés, Antonio began learning how to carve from a young age by watching his father. The 3rd of 10 talented children, at 27 years old Antonio was selected by the Governor as Artisan of the Year. Throughout the years he has had many successful art exhibits in several countries. Some of his most important pieces have been acquired by museums in Spain, Australia, Sweden, and Japan.

Hand-Carved Santos, Wise Men, and Nativities

These are all hand-carved, so there will be slight differences in the faces and proportions.

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$60 saints approximately measure 2.25"L x 1"5/8W x 6.25"H 

(including the base)

 

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Soul in Purgatory, $60

Jesús Misericordioso, $60

Sacred Heart, $60

Saint Martin, $60

Child of Prague, $60

Saint Anthony, $60

Saint John the

Baptist, $70

Saint Joseph, $70

Saint Augustine, $60

The Good

Shepherd, $60

San Isidro

          Labrador, $60, $70

Saint Paul, $60

Archangel Michael, $100

Saint Blaise, $60

Saint Celestine, $60

Saint Patrick, $60

Archangel Raphael, $60

Archangel Gabriel, $60

Saint Teresa, $60

Our Lady of

Carmel, $70

Archangel Sachiel, $60

Archangel Jofiel, $60

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Archangel Uriel, $60

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Immaculate

Conception, $60

Saint Veronica, $60

Saint Clara, $60

Saint Lucy, $60

Saint Elena, $60

Saint Genovieve, $60

Virgin Mary, $60

Our Lady of

Candelaria, $60

Sacred Heart of Mary, $60

Virgin Mary, $60

Our Lady of

Providence, $70

Our Lady of

Montserrat, $70

Saint Teresita

of Writers, $60

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Archangel Samuel, $60

Our Lady of Miracles, $60

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Saint Peter, $60

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Saint Roque, $60

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Saint Raymond, $60

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Saint Jude, $60

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Saint Francis, $60

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Guardian Angel, $80

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Saint Thomas, $80

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Saint Barbara, $60

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Saint Rita, $60

Saint Cecilia, $60

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Our Lady of the

Rosary, $60

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Our Lady of 

Sorrows, $60

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Our Lady of 

Guadalupe, $60

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Our Lady of 

Mercy, $60

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