One of a kind,Krakow nativity by competition winner Gluch on black and gold check base with five church spires.
Green Spires one of a kind Krakow Nativity-szopka by J. Gluch
1 in stock
1 in stock
3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ x 9″
A large Krakow nativity of cardboard and foil trimmed with pearls, gold balls and other silver gold and green trinkets. The base of the nativity is a gold and black check design. On the lower level is the Holy Family. Above it three church tower rise, broken into two levels. The two side towers end with triangular golden roofs, each tower has an opening and trimmed with gold and silver details. The stylized St. Mary Basilica -a must in every Krakow nativity – is trimmed with three large steeples two of them ending with green round balls and sporting flags, the middle spire has the famous crown and on it the Polish eagle. From this steeple the trumpeters plays the famous Hejnal, the warning tune allegedly played to warn the city dwellers of the approaching Tatar army that saved the city. Beautiful and dainty like all Krakow Nativity, a celebration of the long tradition of these unique masterpieces. Made by a winner (many times) of yearly Krakow nativity building competition – Jacek Gluch A member of an hallowed Krakow nativity artists spanning two generations.
The Krakow nativities offered by daPolonia.com are all made by the same artists that take part in the yearly Krakow nativities competition. They are created using the same material and techniques employed to create the originals that took part in the competition Many of the nativities offered are copies of nativities that were entered into the competition, many of which are part of the collection of the Krakow Museum in Krakow Poland, which has been administrating the competition since 1946, and which mounts a show of the Krakow nativities after the competition takes place.
These copies of the nativities are sometimes made in more than one size enabling the customer to have a nativity of the right size for their home or office.
These UNESCO designated world heritage nativities are genuine works of art, that would become a family heirloom