Arman Cagayat is a woodcarver who creates one of Elevita's most popular nativities, the Native Philippine Nativity. He labors diligently at his workbench to provide for his wife and three beautiful daughters—who love to give him ideas for his work. Recently he sent these amazing photos to offer us a glimpse of his carving process!
Arman's intricate nativity figures are made from these traditional tools.
Here Arman begins one of the palm trunks—a signature piece of his set.
By holding down the piece with a rope, Arman is able to carve the perfect grooves.