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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bolivian Nacimiento accepted for Christmas Creche

The nativity scene of pieces from Bolivia was accepted for exhibition in the Annual Creche in Palo Alto this season. Pictures to follow.

What is a crèche?
Whether called the French crèche, the Italian presipio, the German krippe, the Spanish nacimiento, or the English crib, the depiction of the nativity scene is one of the oldest and most beloved Christmas traditions. A crèche is a three-dimensional artistic representation of the birth of Jesus. While focusing on the central figures of the mother Mary and the Christ Child, crèche artists often telescope time and place to bring together a host of earthly and heavenly participants - shepherds, animals, angels, wise men, and commoners. ... from