Nativities


  MY COLLECTION OF NATIVITY SCENES

 

Before I made miniatures and dollshouses I did a lot of origami ( japanese paper folding art).
Using this technique I tried to fold as small as possible to made all kinds of dollshouse scenes.

In 1991 I made my first two Nativity scenes in origami.

A Nativity scene made using coloured origami paper in a little matchbox.

1 5/8"x 1 1/8"

A Nativity scene made using white origami paper in a large matchbox.

3"x 2".

The same year I visited the Nativity exhibition in De Heilig Land Stichting in Nijmegen.
It was great!
I was astonished to see so many different Nativity Scenes from all over the world.
In the museum shop they sold Nativity scenes and I bought a few.
 

Nativity scene from Peru.

1 1/2"x 2 3/8"

Nativity scene from Peru. Made of white stone with old dentist tools. Nativity scene in a nut from Peru.

1 3/8"x 1".

This was the begining of my collection.

1992

I bought these white plastic figures at the dollshouse fair in Arnhem.
After I painted them I glued them back into the box they came in.
 

1 1/4"x 1".

Nativity scene with doors from peru.

1 1/2"x 1 1/4".

1993


A tiny iron Nativity scene bought at the dollshouse fair.
3/8"x 1/4".

Nativity scene of grey and white stone from Peru.

5/8"x 3/4".

Than I stopped collecting until……………………I found out that making Nativity scenes was fun!

2000

I made this Nativity scene out of wood, little branches, moss, paper and beads.

1"x 3/4".

2001

Wooden stable with fimo figures.
Made by Manja Nelen.

1 3/8"x 1 1/8".
These fimo figures were made by Veronica Vleugels.
I made the stable.

1 1/2"x 1 1/4"

2002

A tiny Nativity scene made from a mussel and other shells I found during a holiday.

5/8"x 1/2".

Paper Nativity scene made by Ria Gouwerok.

1 5/8"x 1 1/4".

Paper Nativity scene made by Lia van der Spek

1 1/8"x 1".

Wooden stable with plastic figures made by Else Koning.

1"x 1 1/8".

Nativity scene from Peru.

1 1/8"x 1 1/8".

   
Nativity scene in a nut from Peru. Looking at these figures always makes me smile.

1 1/8"x 1 5/8".
 
I designed and crocheted this Nativity scene. The pattern is in my book: Needlework for Christmas in Miniature.

1 1/2"x 1 1/2".

2003

A wooden Christmas Nativity scene made by Wilma van Elderen.

3/4"x 3/8".

This 3-D Nativity scene was cut from white paper and then put in a wooden frame. Made by Margreet van der Woude.

1 5/8"x 1".
 
Nativity scene in an iron thimble.

3/4"x 3/4".

Hanging Nativity scene decoration- made of tin. Designed from old models. Handpainted, bought in Germany.

1 5/8"x 2 1/2".
 
Nativity scene made by Eline Jansen.

2"x 1 1/2".

Nativity scene designed and embroidered by me. 40 HPI.

2 1/4"x 1".

The same Nativity scene but much smaller. Embroidered on 84 HPI silk gauze.

1 1/4"x 1/2".

Margreet van der Woude brought this Nativity scene from Guatamala.

1 1/2"x 2".

Silver plated tin Nativity scene.

1 1/2"x 3/4".

Nativity scene made from red copper by Loes Snoodyk.

2 3/4"x 1 3/4".

 

The manger is a shell, the figures are little stones and the sheep are sea urchins.

1 1/2"x 3/4".
 
Nativity scene made of tin, handpainted. Albstadt, Germany. 4 parts,

1 3/8"x 1".

Nativity scene bought in a religious shop.

1 1/4"x 1".

Nativity scene made of fimo by Petra Brijl.

1 1/8"x 1".

Nativity scene from the Ertsgebirge, Germany.

1"x 1".
Crocheted Nativity scene made by Lia van der Spek.

1"x 1/2".

Paper Nativity scene using the 3-d technique. Made by Lia van der Spek.

3/4"x 1/2".

Paper Nativity scene using the 3-d technique.
Made by Lia van der Spek.

3/4"x 1/2".

Crystal engraved with a Nativity scene. Present from Dorothee Chabot-New Zealand.

3/4"x 1 1/8".

A flag made from a picture printed on fabric.
With an angel on top.

1 1/4"x 6 1/2".

 

Still more Nativity scenes from 2003!

Nativity scene made from lead by Wilma van Elderen.

1 3/8"x 1 1/4".

Nativity scene using the 3-d technique made by Lia van der Spek.

3/4"x 3/4".

Though I had not wanted to buy more Nativity scenes from Peru; I bought this one because it was so different from the others.

2 1/4 x1 5/8".

A music box with Nativity scene! The 3 kings go around the stable while Silent Night plays.

3 1/4"x 2 1/8".

A music box with Nativity scene! The 3 kings go around the stable while Silent Night plays.

3 1/4"x 2 1/8".

This Nativity scene made of shrink plastic is similar to pictures by Dick Bruna.

2"x 1 1/2".
 

 

2004

Nativity scene cut from brass.
Present from Manja Nelen.

2 1/8"x 2 1/2".

Nativity scene cut from brass.
Present from Manja Nelen.

2 1/8"x 2 1/2".

I made this nativity scene from soapstone.
The figures are sitting on a piece of oyster shell.

1 5/8"x 1/2".

This folded Christmas card came from the Poppenhuizen en Miniaturen Magazine.

3/8"x 3/8".

Nativity scenes from Peru.
Present from Margriet van Loon.

3"x 3".

Nativity scene made from paper.
Made by Ria Gouwerok using 3-d technique.

1 1/8"x 1 1/2".

Nativity scene made from paper.
I used a print of my embroidery pattern.

2 1/4"x 1 1/8".

Dick Bruna wooden nativity.
I bought this at a dollshouse fair from
fam. Giessen.

Figures are 3/4" high.
Metal nativity scene in a star shape.
Swapped with Else Koning for a miniature.

1"x 1 1/8".
Nativity scene from paper.
Printed from an internet site.

7/8"x 1".

Nativity scene from paper.
Printed from an internet site.

1 1/4"x 1".


A Nativity scene from Peru.
It is in a Pyramid.

2"x 1 1/2".

Nativity scene made from paper.
Site Crechemania.com
This 3-d stable is made from 1 piece of paper.

3/4"x 1".

Nativity scene made from paper.
Site Crechemania.com
Made using 2 pieces of paper.

3/4"x 1".

Nativity scene in a theatre.
Designed by Theodore Guggenberger, decor designer from the Munich theatre.
Site Crechemania.com

1 1/8"x 1 1/4".

Paper Nativity scene styled after a Byzantine Icon of Mount Athos...
Unfortunately the beautiful colours disappeared when I resized it.

2/4"x 1".

German Nativity scene made from 1 piece of paper.
From site Crechemania.com

1"x 7/8".

German Nativity scene made from 1 piece of paper.
Site Crechemania.com

1"x 7/8".

Painted iron nativity.
Bought in the dollshouse musem shop in Heesch ( The Netherlands)

5/8"x 5/8".

I made this Nativity scene from toothpicks.

The figures are 1/4" high.

In this picture you can see how small they are.
Eskimo-nativity scene made from fimo by Lia van der Spek.

1 3/8"x 1".

 

Nativity scene of wool felt made by Manja Nelen.

2 1/8"x 1 1/4".

Wooden Nativity scene from Russia.

2"x 2".

Unpainted wooden Nativity scene from Peru.

1 1/2"x 1 5/8".

 

2005

Nativity scene from paper, from a Christmas DIY book.

1 1/4"x 1".

 

Nativity scene from paper printed on a box.

5/8"x 7/8".
Paper Nativity scene from the internet site Iceberg.

1 1/4"x 1/2".

Teeny weeny nativity scene made by Nancy van’t Hof.
It is my smallest.

1/4"x 1/4".

A DIY nativity scene in a box.
Present from Manja Nelen.

2"x 1 3/8".

Ceramic nativity figures from France. Present from Nancy and Maud van “t Hof.

1 1/4" high.
 

These Nativity scenes are on the site of http://crechemania.com. I reduced them to appr.: 3/4"- 1 1/2",
printed, cut and glued them.
Sometimes I had to guess how to put them together as there was no description.
Most of the time there was no base, so I made them myself.


Firma Schreiber-Duitsland

Merrimack-edition

Ballemann and son-Denemarken

firma Schreiber-Duitsland

Greeche-1950

Schreiber-Germany

Schreiber-Germany

Schreiber-Germany

Tirol?

Schreiber-Germany

Greeche

Schreiber-Germany

Schreiber-Germany
 
Printed by NZV.design: I ter Koele Printed by NZV. design: C.Dematons
Printed by Jean Maro-Poznan Printed byNZV. design: C.Dematons

 

Nativiey in a nut.
Made by Sandra Exterkate.
1/2"x 1"
 
Sandra Exterkate made this nativity from
polymere clay in a stone.
1 1/4"x 1 1/4"
 
Our daughter Els brought this nativity
from Bolivia,
The figures are 1" height
When Lia van der Spek came to stay she
brought this nativity she had made herself.
1 3/4"7/8"
Manja found this nativity
for my on a fleemarket.
1 1/2"x 1 1/2"
 
Old nativity on cardboard
Probably Germany
1 1/8"x 1 1/8"
 
This metal hanger used to
be on a necklace
3/4" x 7/8"
Loes Diebels brought me this
nativity from Brasil.
2" x 1 3/8"
small metal nativity.

1/2" x 5/8"

Nativity from Peru.
Made of painted clay.
2"x 2 1/8"
Beautifully painted
nativity from Russia.
4"x 3"
Simple wooden nativity from
Germany
3"x 2 1/4"
Hanger from a christmascard
sent to me by Manja Nelen.
1 7/8"x 2"

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