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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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Artistic Ceramic Mini Nativity 1.75" Artistic Ceramic Mini Nativity 1.75" Artistic Ceramic Mini Nativity 1.75"
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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.
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Artistic Ceramic Mini Nativity 1.75" Artistic Ceramic Mini Nativity 1.75" High 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.
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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.
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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 Carved Traditional Nativity Scene Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska - Blue - 9"
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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 Holy Family and in particular the Nativity is a popular theme in Polish folk art. The nativity is made of first quality materials, dry wood(linden) and the best quality paints. Mr Cichon carves and his wife paints all the sculptures made by her husban Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska
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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 - Thatched Roof 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 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. 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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Mini Krakow Christmas Creche - Szopka Krakowska 4.25" 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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Polish Felt Christmas Ornament - Nativity Creche - Szopka Polish Folk Carving - Christmas Creche Polish Hand Made Nativity Creche Set - 9 Piece
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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! 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 hand painted and carved wooden pieces. Tallest figure is approx 4.5" tall. This is the work of folk artist Jerzy Zrbozek. All the figures are placed on the
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