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ARTE PRESEPIALE CANTONE & COSTABILE

Artistic Nativity Scene

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Introduction

We make 18th-century Neapolitan style statues, small and monumental Nativity scenes, accessories and animals.

 

DESCRIZIONE ED ELENCO DEI PRODOTTI / MANUFATTI ARTIGIANALI

We make 18th-century Nativity figures, with terracotta polychrome oil painted heads and limbs, with glass eyes, hemp and metal wire body, dressed with fine fabrics (silk, damask, velvet, linen, etc.) with metal edges, sequins and metal wire fringes, dipped into fine gold, and cotton laces. Their sizes start from 25 centimetres to a max of 4.50 m (please see the world’s biggest Neapolitan Nativity, displayed in Naples’ cathedral at Christmas time 2019). We also manufacture terracotta polychrome animals, with glass eyes, and terracotta or wooden paws. Our production includes wooden and metal accessories, handwoven wicker baskets with wax elements. Natività Napoletana più grande al mondo, esposta al Duomo di Napoli nel Natale del 2019). Plasmiamo animali in terracotta policroma occhi in vetro, zampe in terracotta o legno. Accessori in legno e metallo, cesti in vimini impagliati a mano con elementi in cera.

Nativity scenes come in wood and cork. They are small or large, including those made in 2013 and 2017 in St Peter’s square, Rome.