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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 Nativity 2" Tall Artistic Ceramic Nativity 2" Tall
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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 artist. Size is approx 2" H x 2.5" L x 2" W.
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 2" Tall Artistic Ceramic Nativity 2" Tall Artistic Ceramic Nativity 2" Tall
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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 artist. Size is approx 2" H x 2.5" L x 2" W.
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 artist. Size is approx 2" H x 2.5" L x 2" W.
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 artist. Size is approx 2" H x 2.5" L x 2" W.
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Artistic Ceramic Nativity 2" Tall 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 artist. Size is approx 2" H x 2.5" L x 2" W.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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 9" Hand Cut And Carved Nativity Creche
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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. 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
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Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 4.75" Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 9.5" Krakowiak with Szopka (Nativity) Traditional Polish Doll
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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 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
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Large Polish Pop-Up Christmas Szopka (Creche) - Gloria In Excelsis Deo Medium Polish Pop-Up Christmas Szopka (Creche) Mini Foil Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 4"
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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. 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.
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Mini Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 3" Miniature Nativity Scene - Large Miniature Nativity Scene - Small
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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. 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.
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