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Christmas Creche Exhibit
November 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fontanini Christmas Creche Display • Designed by Dan and Dawn Bihary
An Italian artisan, Emmanuele Fontanini, began making these sculptures by hand in 1908, in Bagni di Lucca. His legacy continues to be carried out by his family who oversees the group of talented artisans that have taken over his work and paint these unique figurines by hand.
The Fontanini company keeping to the old tradition of Lucchesi figurine designer now produce subjects of unique expression and accurately modelled. Generations devoted to the creation of nativity sets and different figures, marked by a plasticity played on the intensity of faces and the of movement and details. Nativity set figurines and angels are evidence of this type of creation: each piece is hand painted, of different sizes from few centimetres to big dimensions, are symbol of happiness and sweetness, bearing a message of peace and indicating a brotherly friendship.