This Nostalgic Nativity Set of 8 made of polywood, includes Joseph, Mary with Baby Jesus, Three Kings, Shepherd Boy, Camel and Mini Magnifying Glass in satin-lined presentation box. Figurines range 3-6" tall.
Using a very special wood-based resin material, each piece is hand-poured and will resemble the hand-carved original so closely that even the woodcarver cannot tell the pieces apart. A small corps of artists in other countries—each trained in the Russian techniques of decoration and story painting—meticulously hand paints each piece to the exact likeness of the original. Amazingly, each artist paints free-hand without guidelines. The painting is usually added in three to nine layers, one on the top another. Using rich color pigments and palettes that duplicate the ones used in Russian art villages, these gifted artists create the magnificent scenes and decorations.