5 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/2″
A beautiful tiny Krakow Nativity on 3 levels bedecked with flowers. On an elevated golden stage, in a room set back between two wings of the church building is the Holy Family, admiring the birth of Baby Jesus. Over the Holy Family is a semi round awning decorated with silver flowers with colored crystals in their center. Because each Krakow nativity is slightly different, the stones in each of the flower vary for one Krakow nativity to the other. Over the flowers is the copula of the Wavel castle which is a customary part of almost every Krakow Nativity, topped with a golden star. On the second level are three church towers the middle one crowned as customary in all Krakow Nativities, the tower of the St. Mary basilica in the market square of Krakow. The two side church towers have a shining star. All towers have silver steeples again ending with a ball reminiscent of the Wavel copula. the center steeple carries the Polish national eagle, while the two sides ones flanking it have the red and white Polish national flag. An adorable tiny Krakow nativity that will fit anywhere, make a great gift, and wonderful holiday decor.
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