Shepherds of the Neapolitan Artisan Nativity
Scenes from Everyday Life
Handcrafted Nativity Shepherds – Kreativi Artisan Workshop
The Shepherds of the nativity scene, or nativity scene, are born from the figurative artistic representation of the nativity? of Jesus? Christ.
It is a very ancient practice, which began with simple stylized drawings and then evolved, over the centuries, to a real artistic expression.
The Nativity Shepherds are used throughout the Christian world, mainly during the Christmas period, and take on the different shades of the place of origin.
In Italy, especially in Campania, there is the custom of erecting nativity scenes in homes and churches, from the most? simple nativity scene? (composed of the Madonna, San Giuseppe, the Bambinello Ges?, the Ox and the Donkey) to real landscapes depicting the entire village with many shepherds representing different scenes of daily life.
Traditionally, the baby is added to the midnight shot on December 25, while the three Magi are included in the landscape on January 6.