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Mexican Nativity Scenes, Nacimientos or Creches

Posted by Anne Damon in Christmas, Oaxaca, Religious Folk Art, Wood Carvings
Here are just a few of the nativities or creche sets we have (or used to have) in our online shop and in the Minneapolis store. Do you know someone who collects Nativities? Or someone who collects Nativities from all over the world?  If you have someone on your list who loves Nativities, we've got you covered. Here are just a few of the many we have in our shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Mexican Nativity Scenes or "Nacimientos" come in all sizes and in all media.
 Tiny Mexican Nativity
This is a very sweet and very tiny nacimiento made in Puebla, Mexico. There are 20 super tiny pieces (tallest is slightly over 1") including the lovely Christmas cactus and lots of animals. The whole amazingly detailed set can be yours by clicking on the photo!

Mexican Nativity, Red

This small nacimiento or nativity has 14 pieces and the tallest piece is about 2" tall. It is made of clay and the little animals are all lying down. Jesus has his little hands waving in the air. Handmade in Tlaxcala, Mexico.

Mexican Nativity, Oaxaca

This is a charming nativity set carved and painted by the Santiago family in La Union, Oaxaca. The tallest piece  (the angel) measures about 5.25" tall. The carving is elegantly simple and the painting, bright and colorful. There are 10 pieces. Very unique and a lovely piece of Mexican folk art.

Mexican Nativity, Oaxaca

This is a stunning, large, wooden carved and painted 11 piece nativity set by Roberta Angeles, sister of Jacobo Angeles. They live in San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca. The pieces range in size from about 6" to 9". Each piece is painted in great detail. And the carving is exquisite. A beautiful set. This set is sold. 


One of our local customers has a Nativity website. He has been a collector for many years and his collection is truly exquisite. Take a look at the beautiful nativity sets from all over the world! 

Do you have any questions? Or are you looking for another type of nacimiento?


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  • Hi Christine! Some are sold and some are available. Click on the photos to see if they are available. Or check our online store under Christmas to see our latest stock. Thanks!

    Posted by ZINNIA on November 22, 2016
  • Are any of these nativity sets available?
    Thank you…

    Posted by Christine on April 14, 2016
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