Navity scene – Piet Design
The first nativity scene was built by Francis of Asisi. He created a living nativity scene in the woods near Greccio, Italy, to let the people relive the birth of Christ in Bethlehem.
Many followed suit. The first scenes stood in churches and palaces, but later in people’s homes also.
Francis’ scene was lifesize with living animals. Around 1500 miniature versions started to appear. These sets were made of wood or wax and sometimes of highly detailed ceramic.
The number of figures varies according to tradition and origin. This Delft blue scene has the most common figures: Mary, Joseph, Jezus, Ox, Donkey, Shepherd and a flock of sheep. The three kings are present as well, but actually they only arrive on the scene at the 6th of January.
With this set you can make a complete nativity scene.
Includes: Stable, Mary, Joseph, Jezus in a manger, Shepherd, 2 Sheep lying down, 6 Sheep standing, 3 kings (Caspar, Balthasar, Melchior) and 3 Camels.
The size of the figures is approximately 5 cm. high.
The stable measures ± 18 x 11 x 9 cm.
No scissors or glue needed.
Detailed instructions inside.
Not suitable for children under 3 years.
Small parts. Choking hazard.