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Polish Nativities & Creches


One of the most enduring Christmas traditions is setting up a creche Nativity set during the holiday season as a representation of the scene of Jesus Christ's birth. We feature a beautiful variety of Polish Nativity sets and creches directly from Poland, including a Polish pottery Nativity set, straw Nativity creche, and hand-carved and painted sets, but the most famous of all are those from Krakow. Each year on the first Thursday of December, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., in keeping with the local tradition, Nativity scene makers gather in the picturesque scenery of the the Adam Mickiewicz statue to present their latest craftwork to the organizers of the Krakow Nativity Scene Contest — representatives of the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow (HMK) — as well as to the wide circle of tradition lovers. The contest was initiated in 1937 by the Krakow Municipal Board. As the local newspaper wrote on Dec. 23 of that year, "It yielded extraordinarily impressive results, and the Krakow authorities made a praiseworthy effort by inspiring nativity scene makers to safeguard the ancient custom, raise the level of their artistry, and — most of all — to preserve the purity of style of the Krakow nativity scene."

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Amber (Bursztyn in Polish) is fossilized tree sap that dates back 40 million years.  It comes from all around the world, but the highest quality and richest deposits are found around the Baltic Sea. Amber Nativity Pendant

Made In Poland

Our Price: $48.00
12 in stock!
Hand made and painted by Polish folk artists Anna and Rajmund Kicman. Mr Kicman creates the figures and his wife paints them.
Signed by the artist. Size is approx 2" H x 2.5" L x 2" W.
Signed by the artists. Artistic Ceramic Nativity 2" Tall

Hand Made In Poland

Our Price: $65.00
1 in stock!
Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska Foil Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 5"

Hand Made In Krakow

Our Price: $30.00
19 in stock!
Krakow Christmas cribs (creches) have made a global career. There's nothing quite like them anywhere else in the world. This special type of Christmas crib first appeared in 19th century Krakow and it's still going strong today. Foil Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 5.5"

Hand Made In Krakow

Our Price: $25.00
2 in stock!
Krakow Christmas cribs (creches) have made a global career. There's nothing quite like them anywhere else in the world. This special type of Christmas crib first appeared in 19th century Krakow and it's still going strong today. Foil Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 7"

Hand Made In Krakow

Our Price: $30.00
3 in stock!
Foil Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 8.5" Foil Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 8.5"

Hand Made In Krakow

Our Price: $55.00
5 in stock!
The artist takes a one inch vertical slab of tapered linden tree and carves a niche out of the bark side in order to fit a miniature Holy Family. Decorated with moss these rustic creches reflect the spiritual nature of the Polish countryside. No two crech Hand Cut And Carved Nativity Creche

Art Made From Bark!

Our Price: $34.95
11 in stock!
Krakow Christmas cribs (creches) have made a global career.  There's nothing quite like them anywhere else in the world.  This special type of Christmas crib first appeared in 19th century Krakow and it's still going strong today Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 4.75"

Hand Made In Krakow

Our Price: $22.00
2 in stock!
Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 9.5" Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 9.5"

Hand Made In Krakow

Our Price: $125.00
8 in stock!
Krakowiak with Szopka (Nativity) Traditional Polish Doll Krakowiak with Szopka (Nativity) Traditional Polish Doll

Polish Heritage Series

Our Price: $29.95
Medium Polish Pop-Up Christmas Szopka (Creche) Medium Polish Pop-Up Christmas Szopka (Creche)

Made In Poland

Our Price: $6.95
33 in stock!
Krakow Christmas cribs (creches) have made a global career.  There's nothing quite like them anywhere else in the world.  This special type of Christmas crib first appeared in 19th century Krakow and it's still going strong today. Mini Foil Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 4"

Hand Made In Krakow

Our Price: $20.00
(Out of Stock)
Beautiful hand carved and painted wooden miniature nativity by Szopki maker Marian Wiecek. Miniature Nativity Scene - Large

Hand Carved and Painted Figures

Our Price: $25.00
15 in stock!
Decorate your Wigilia table with this freestanding Christmas creche table display which holds a packet of large oplatki wafers (4 white and 1 pink). The cardboard display folds away for storage for next year. A Polish language card of Wigilia customs and Oplatki Table Creche Display - Gloria In Excelsis Deo

Stand Includes Packet of  5 Oplatki

Our Price: $4.95
43 in stock!
Hand made in Krakow by a real Polish babcia!  Made of felt and foil. Our special keepsake is sure to look splendorous nested in your favorite collector's tree for many seasons to come! Polish Felt Christmas Ornament - Nativity Creche - Szopka

Made In Poland

Our Price: $8.95
14 in stock!
Hand carved and painted by folk artist Marian Pazucha from Nowy Sacz. The beautiful creche is designed to hang on the wall. Front doors open to reveal angels adoring the Holy Family. Very nice detail.Ready to hang. Polish Folk Carving - Christmas Creche

Hand Made In Poland

Our Price: $125.00
2 in stock!
Polish Hand Painted Nativity Creche Set Polish Hand Painted Nativity Creche Set

Made In Poland

Our Price: $450.00
2 in stock!
The Christmas Nativity carved and painted by Polish folk artist Andrzej Cichon from Kutno. Mr Cichon signs his work by carving a stylized version of his initials on the bottom of this carving.  Carved from one block of wood. Polish Nativity Folk Carving

Hand Made In Poland

Our Price: $295.00
1 in stock!
The Holy Family and in particular the Nativity is a popular theme in Polish folk art. Jerzy and Maria Kopczynscy are a folk artist family of unique talents. Jerzy is the carver and Maria is the painter. Polish Nativity Folk Carving 12.5"

Hand Carved And Painted

Our Price: $120.00
1 in stock!
The Holy Family and in particular the Nativity is a popular theme in Polish folk art. Jerzy and Maria Kopczynscy are a folk artist family of unique talents. Jerzy is the carver and Maria is the painter. Polish Nativity Folk Carving 13"

Hand Carved And Painted

Our Price: $125.00
1 in stock!
The Holy Family and in particular the Nativity is a popular theme in Polish folk art. Jerzy and Maria Kopczynscy are a folk artist family of unique talents. Jerzy is the carver and Maria is the painter. Polish Nativity Folk Carving 8"

Hand Carved And Painted

Our Price: $75.00
1 in stock!
11 piece deluxe set of pure Polish beeswax figures nestled in a soft bed of wood shavings and housed in a gift box made of of woven wood.  Makes a great Christmas present. Pure Beeswax Christmas Nativity Boxed Set

Made In Poland

Our Price: $29.95
9 in stock!
11 piece set of pure Polish beeswax figures set in a wooden nativity and nestled in a soft bed of dried moss. Create your own Nativity scene! Makes a great Christmas present. Hand made in Poland.  Size is approx 9" tall x 15" long x 4" wide. Pure Beeswax Christmas Nativity Set

Made In Poland

Our Price: $49.95
1 in stock!
Pure Beeswax Christmas Tree Nativity 3" Candle Pure Beeswax Christmas Tree Nativity 3" Candle

Made In Poland

Our Price: $7.95
12 in stock!
Small Polish Pop-Up Christmas Szopka (Creche) Small Polish Pop-Up Christmas Szopka (Creche)

Made In Poland

Our Price: $6.95
23 in stock!
Straw Nativity Creche - Szopka - 6" Straw Nativity Creche - Szopka - 6"

Traditional Polish Folk Art

Our Price: $24.95
15 in stock!
Straw Nativity Creche - Szopka 8" Straw Nativity Creche - Szopka 8"

Traditional Polish Folk Art

Our Price: $69.95
7 in stock!