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SCIUSCIÀ ARTIGIANATO NAPOLETANO

Artistic Nativity Scene

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Introduction

We craft Nativity figures and scenes, especially rocks, and typical 18th-century Neapolitan settings. We shape terracotta heads, with measurements based on the figure’s size.

We make wooden hands and feet, with the aid of precision tools and manual assembly. We also set back-painted glass eyes in terracotta heads, after they have been baked at 900 degrees.

We paint heads, hands, and feet with acrylics or oils.

Then, figures, with their body made of hemp and wire, are dressed by using several fabrics and ornaments. Cork and wooden setting, with final details added.

 

DESCRIPTION AND LIST OF PRODUCTS / ARTISANAL PRODUCTS

Cork and wooden rocks, capitols completely decorated by hand with wood fillers and painted with acrylics.

Figurines made completely by hand with terracotta polychromatic heads, painted by hand with back-painted glass eyes, painted wooden feet and hands, set on a body made of wire and hemp, shaped in their position. Silk dresses with sophisticated trimmings, silver dipped iron, hand- shaped wax and wooden accessories. Figures may vary in sizes, but they mainly measure 35/38 centimetres.