Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wax Nativity Set

This amazing Nativity set, is made of modeling wax, and is from the state of Michoacan. The work is so perfectly finished, unfortunately I'm not as a perfect photographer.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Wood Nativity set"

This beautifull Nativity Set, exhibited in the Museo Nacional de Culturals Populares is made of wood, and is made by a Oaxacan artist.

Nativities sets are very popular here in Mexico. Depending on the region, you may find them of so many different materials, like wood, clay, corn leafs, shells, among many different materials.

They were an important tool for the evangelisation, and as well other traditions like the posadas, and the piñatas, are now an esential part of the Mexican folk art.

"Nativity sets"

This beautifull Nativity set, is made of clay, of the region of Oaxaca. Some of the most talented folk art artist come from this part of the country.

This Nativity set, is being also exhibit in the Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares, in Coyoacán, Mexico City till February 4th.