This very wood-like resinous plastic is deeply carved and marked "Bethlehem" on the pin back. Such flowers are the symbols of true Christian faith. As per centuries-old legend taking place in the Judean desert, Mary and Joseph fled with the baby Jesus due to the actions of King Herod. When the Virgin Mother dismounted the donkey she had been riding upon, a flower sprang up at her feet in welcome to the Savior. The legend continues with the story that flowers sprang up at all the places where the Holy Family rested during their flight to Egypt.
This lovely example of sacred Christian lore is in excellent vintage condition and measures 1 3/4" in diameter.