Folkloristic nativity

  • Nr. 10100 (4,7 inch)

The whole idea behind the Nativity is to recreate, in the present, an event that happened long ago. Therefore it has become custom to follow the iconographic tradition of clothing the characters in the genuine old costume of a particular region; in this case the Alpine area. The three Kings, as well as the shepherds and Joseph, wear tall black hats, knee length trousers and long coats, whereas the women and the Angel are in white lace and the typical wide multicoloured skirts. The birth of Christ is held in great respect in folkloristic tradition and the celebratory mood is here illustrated by the appropriate clothing.

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