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We feature a variety of Christmas creches from Poland the most famous of all being those from Krakow. Each year on the first Thursday of December, from 9:00am to 12:00am, 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 resluts, 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 Nativity Pendant Artistic Ceramic Mini Nativity 1.75" Artistic Ceramic Mini Nativity 1.75" High
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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. 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 artists. Hand made and painted by Polish folk artists Anna and Rajmund Kicman. Mr Kicman creates the figures and his wife paints them.
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Artistic Ceramic Nativity 4" Artistic Ceramic Nativity 4" Artistic Ceramic Nativity 4"
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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 artists. 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 artists. 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 artists.
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Foil and Wood Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska - Blue Foil Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 5" Foil Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 5.5"
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Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 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 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.
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Foil Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 6" Foil Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 7" Foil Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 9"
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Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 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 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.
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Hand Carved Traditional Nativity Scene Hand Cut And Carved Nativity Creche Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 4.75"
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The Holy Family and in particular the Nativity is a popular theme in Polish folk art.   This is the work of Jerzy Zrbozek
The Chapel in the back and all the figures are placed on the base which means the figures can be moved or arranged on another 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 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
Hand Carved And Painted By Jerzy Zbrozek Art Made From Bark! Hand Made In Krakow
Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 9.5" Krakowiak with Szopka (Nativity) Traditional Polish Doll Large Polish Pop-Up Christmas Szopka (Creche) - Gloria In Excelsis Deo
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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. Krakowiak with Szopka (Nativity) Traditional Polish Doll In Polish homes the szopka (creche)  is a central part of the Christmas season.  This is a large pop up thick glossy paper szopka with the Holy Family in Bethlehem.  Perfect for displaying on a mantle, a tabletop or under the tree.
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Medium Polish Pop-Up Christmas Szopka (Creche) Mini Foil Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 4" Mini Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 3"
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In Polish homes the szopka (creche) is a central part of the Christmas season. This is a medium pop-up thick glossy paper szopka with the Holy Family in Bethlehem. Perfect for displaying on a mantle, a tabletop or under the tree. 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 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.
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Miniature Nativity Scene - Large Miniature Nativity Scene - Small Polish Felt Christmas Ornament - Nativity Creche - Szopka
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Beautiful hand carved and painted wooden miniature nativity by Szopki maker Marian Wiecek. Beautiful hand carved and painted wooden miniature nativity by Szopki maker Marian Wiecek. 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!
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Polish Folk Carving - Christmas Creche Polish Hand Painted Nativity Creche Set - 19 Piece Polish Nativity Folk Carving
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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. The Holy Family and in particular the Nativity is a popular theme in Polish folk art.  Composed of natural and hand painted wooden pieces. Easy assembly of manger, fence and tree which are pegged, no tools required.  Some base curvature is to be expected. 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 (approx 11.5" x 6.5" x 3").  Sh
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Polish Nativity Folk Carving Polish Nativity Folk Carving 12.5" Polish Nativity Folk Carving 13"
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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. 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. 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.
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