Presepio - Nativity

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Project by jim65 posted 217 days ago 465 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an ongoing project. A few years ago I built the structure out of scrap and stones and add something to it every year. Half the carvings were rough outs, the others from scratch. Living in Italy, the Presepio is a BIG tradition. The plan is/was to add a figure or two every year. Still need to paint the cow today and finish the Kings by the 6th of January…
Merry Christmas everyone!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#1 posted 217 days ago

This is a very worthwhile project; I admire your commitment to continue adding to it; changing, improving. Our lives should be the same when we meet the baby. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#2 posted 217 days ago

That is so well done with the light in the Inn and the loft. I really like it.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#3 posted 217 days ago

This is a nice ongoing project and one day it will be an heirloom.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 216 days ago

Very nicely done and the start of a great Christmas tradition—a new figure or two every Christmas. Merry Christmas.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 216 days ago

It’s really true that in Italy the presepio is a big tradition, and personally I really like this tradition so I make the presepio too every Christmas. I really like your project. Merry Christmas

-- --Jakopo--

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#6 posted 216 days ago

Merry Christmas to you and to your family

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#7 posted 216 days ago

Tanti auguri

-- Dreaming patterns

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Francois Vigneron

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#8 posted 214 days ago

Merry Christmas Jim ! A nice tradition and a very fine build.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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