Nativity Scene, Nativity Set, Nativity box, Retablo
These beautiful Peruvian nativity boxes are known as Retablos which translates as Altarpiece and are traditionally made by skilled craftsman in Ayacucho in the Peruvian Andes.
Each Retablo measures 12 cm wide with doors closed to 25 cm with doors fully open by 17 cm high and 5 cm deep.
The figures are beautifully crafted and are made of a traditional mix of plaster, cooked potato and newspaper and then painted in wonderful vivid colours and lacquered to finish.
They look great as a table decoration or on the mantelpiece.