Krakow Nativity, called szopka in Polish with three levels, and Wawel – the Royal Castle Chapel dome and six figures
Three tier szopka with beautiful blue church copula and three levels
2 in stock
2 in stock
17 x 11 x 4″
On an elevated stage in a silver chamber the Holy Family watches over 6 foil figures each a different colors bringing presents and blessing for the new born Baby Jesus. On the second level is the dome of the Wawel Chapel in front of a church steeple with round a silver ball and a smaller blue ball and carrying the Polish eagle on top, flanked on both sides by the famous crowned steeple of the St. Mary Basilica and the Polish flag on top. In the back are four green and red church towers. The picture doesn’t do justice to the szopka which is really very impressive.
Because it’s hand made there are slight differences in foil color used and other details from nativity to nativity.
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