Friday, December 21, 2012

Nativities from Malta

People in Malta are very fond of creating their own Nativity displays. They make them out of paper-mache, rocks, brown paper dipped in glue, and any other kind of material, rustic and usually hand-made, ordinary stuff. Posted here are a few of these nativities as displayed in an exhibition I saw in December 2010. A few of them create the entire town of Bethlehem, with houses, hills, trees, bridges, and fields, with everything leading to the cave where Jesus was born. Over the next few days I will show you the one that I created this year. Click on each photo to enlarge and see more detailed description of the nativities, also called in Malta, presepios.

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