There are two variations of the Putti Miniature Nativity; click "ENLARGE IMAGE" above to see them.
Celso Battistini Castro Rosa at his Sao Paolo crèche exhibition.
Sharing the crèches we love
Crèchemania is delighted to offer this beautiful miniature, a lilliputian version of the vintage Putti Nativity, courtesy of the Celso Battistini Castro Rosa Collection.
Celso — a crèche enthusiast, designer of exquisite nativity dioramas, and good friend — just about single-handidly raised paper nativity awareness in his native Brazil. Last year, the Museum of Sacred Art of Sao Paolo featured “Presepe di Carta, Paper Nativities,” The Collection of Celso Battistini Castro Rosa.”
Who could have guessed that paper nativities would take over the front page of newspapers and be featured in the national TV news in Brazil? As I was watching on the Internet my buddy Celso giving interviews at the museum, I marveled at his wonderful collection.
Thank you for kindly sharing one of your best with us, Celso!
Two versions of the Putti Miniature Nativity are included in this letter-size PDF. Thread a cord and create a wonderful Christmas ornament, or tuck just about anywhere in your Christmas decor. Step-by-step instructions included, but you won't need them!
Buy Putti Miniature Nativity as part of a collection, and save!