Delft Blue Nativity Scene

Design: Piet Design

The first nativity scene was built in 1223 by Fransiscus van Asissi. He created a living nativity scene in the woods of Creccio in Italy to allow the villagers to relive the birth of Christ in Bethlehem. Many followed his example. Nativity scenes first appeared in churches and palaces, but later they also appeared in ordinary people’s homes.

Fransiscus’ stable was full size and contained live animals. Miniature versions were also created around 1500. These sets were often made of wood or wax, but there are also extremely detailed pottery specimens.

The number of figures varies greatly by country and tradition. This Delft blue stable contains the most common characters: Mary, Joseph, Jesus, Ox, Donkey, shepherd and a flock of sheep. The three kings are also there, but they don’t actually arrive at the stable until January 6.

Delft blue with a golden edge.
Make a complete nativity scene out of cardboard with this set.

Includes: Stable, Mary, Joseph, Jesus in a manger, Shepherd, 2 sheep lying, 6 sheep standing, 3 kings (Kaspar, Balthasar and Melchior) and 3 dromedaries.

The figures are about 5 cm. high.
The stable is ± 18 x 11 x 9 cm.

No scissors or glue needed.
Extensive building instructions on the inside of the folder.

Warning: Not suitable for children under 3 years old.
Small parts. Choking hazard.



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