Free ground domestic shipping. From the Groden Valley in Italy comes this amazing hand-carved, hand-painted LEPI Nazarene Nativity scene. This 16 piece set features excellent detail and beautiful, expressive faces. The Nativity scene includes the Holy Family, three Wise Men (Melchior, Balthasar, and Caspar), a shepherd offering a lamb, a shepherd holding a kid goat, a shepherd kneeling with a basket of fruit, a woman holding a small child, a woman with a basket of grapes, the standing ox, standing donkey, two sheep and a ram.
Each figure is meticulously handled by various artisans in the LEPI studios located in the Gröden Valley val Gardena of Italy, where Nativity carving has been setting the standard for over a century.
The Holy Family and three kings feature 24 carat gold highlights.
The stable is hand-crafted in Italy from Alpine Maple. Stable measures 19.7" W x 10.25" H x 9.5" D.
This 10 cm (4 inch) creche set is handcarved from Alpine Maple, limewood and/or ash, which is indigenous to the Groden Valley and is used for all LEPI woodcarvings. The wood is dried naturally for two years, then kiln dried for two weeks, reducing the wood to a moisture content of 8-12%. This enables the carvings to be in families for generations without any cracking or damage to the wood.
Purchases of any LEPI woodcarvings are viewed as family heirlooms and are passed from generation to generation.