Nativity scenes

Our archive contains dozens of professional middle- to large-format transparencies of folk nativity scenes from most of the regions where this tradition has been alive for more than a hundred years – from the surroundings of Trebic, Telc, Kraliky, Pribram, Broumov, etc. These are nativity scenes of all kinds – carved from wood, painted on paper, with static figures as well as mechanical ones, private and those exhibited in churches during Advent, small nativity scenes in boxes as well as giant ones several metres wide which must be stored and exhibited in a special room.

Photo © Lubomir Synek

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