Friday, December 25, 2009

Nativity Scene

Nativity scenes in a demijohn, LivornoI have seen many nativity scenes, but these are different.
Nativity scenes in a demijohn, LivornoNativity scenes in a demijohn, LivornoThese have been built inside a purposedly broken “damigiana” (demijohn), a typical large wine container, usually enclosed in wickerwork.

23 comments:

Kate said...

Yes, very unusual. It's amazing what human creativity can find do!

James said...

That is very creative. My wife would love these. Nice find.

Merry Christmas.

Leif Hagen said...

Those are interesting! I've never seen nativity scenes inside a wine bottle before now!

Kaori said...

You're right, I've never seen one like this before! But it is beautifully crafted, I like it! Does it light up?

Just wanted to wish you a merry christmas!

Layrayski said...

merry christmas Vogon Poet!I love the uniqueness of the nativity scenes. amazing. :)

Per Stromsjo said...

If there's electricity involved, let's hope it doesn't get too warm in there behind the glass...

Cezar and Léia said...

It's so different and beautiful!Thanks so much for sharing!
Hugs
Léia :)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very unique. I also loved your photo yesterday. Happy Holidays!

Gunn White said...

This is unique art with many nice details.

Wolynski said...

I thought the top one was nativity in a motorcycle helmet, until you explained - how clever.

Merry Xmas!

cieldequimper said...

I'm laaaaaate, sorry. Buon Natale or rather I hope you have had a good one! These are really cool, even though I'm not much of a Nativity scene fan.

Ellie Vellie said...

I can thing of more useful things inside of the damamjiana. Like wine to go with the heavy Christmas dinner :) But these are much more beautiful. It is creative - but not as much as building the whole scene inside without breaking the glass :) Lovely decoration. Merry Christmas!

Eleonora said...

Lovely and creative! I love the broken glass...
Have you seen the mini-presepi built inside a half nutshell? It was a first for me too.

Happy holidays!

Eleonora

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very interesting and pretty!

Hilda said...

How beautiful! And so patient to make such tiny figurines for them. This is something that I wouldn't mind collecting at all.

Dina said...

Wonderful works of art and of devotion!

Regina said...

Amazing!
Happy Holidays.

Anzu said...

It is interesting !!

I want to buy a bottle of
Nativity Scene.

brattcat said...

these are amazing.

Andreea said...

I have to say I didn't see something like this before, they are lovely. Btw we have the word "damigiana" too, imported from Italian of course, just that in Romanian we spell it with an e insted of the second i : damigeană. In Romanian damigenă are usually covered in wicker or other wooden materials or plastic. I guess that's true for Italian damigianas too.

I also want to send you all my best wishes. I am a little late for Christmas but the winter holidays are not over yet, so I wish you a happy holiday season. This is a great blog and I'll keep stopping by as long as you decide to keep posting.

tapirgal said...

Yes, these are different! I wonder what happens when you plug in the cord? I love the background wiht the wood door and column. I'd love to be in Italy right now. Merry Christmas!

JM said...

They are pretty cool! I've never seen one like these.

Tinsie said...

WOW! They're certainly unusual.