Nativity Scene, Nativity Set
These beautiful nativity boxes are known as Retablos which translates as Altarpiece. Each Retablo measures 7 cm wide with doors closed to 14 cm with doors fully open by 12 cm high and 3.3 cm deep approx. The figures are beautifully crafted and are made of a mix of plaster, cooked potato and newspaper and then painted in wonderful vivid colours and lacquered to finish. They are on two levels. The top one depicts a nativity scene while the bottom level shows scenes of daily life. There are two different scenes, one is women selling traditional hats and the other one is of a fruit harvest. Each piece is individually made so they may be slightly variations from the pictures shown here. They look great as a table decoration or on the mantelpiece.