This Shepherd With Lamb nativity piece by wood carver Harald Kastlunger is a meaningful piece representing care and service towards others. Notice the head of a baby sheep peeking out of this Shepherd’s coat. The long journey with the extra weight on his shoulders is evident in his bent back and shoulders. But the joy and gratitude that comes from helping others is evident in the peace found in his facial expression. Made of solid wood and measuring appropriately to complement the 3 inch set, this caring shepherd is close to his destination. Year after year, you will enjoy the tradition of displaying this most beautiful and expressive nativity. Each nativity figure has its own personality and whimsical attribute to bring to the festivities. Celebrate the Advent and Christmas season with an exquisite Holy Nativity.
A Nativity Filled with Wonder and Awe
The Kastlunger Nativity figures from Italy capture the excitement, anticipation and joy of Jesus’ birth. These figures celebrate the wonder of Christ’s birth and presence delighting all who see these pieces in person. This is an heirloom Nativity that is handed down for generations. New and endearing pieces are added each year. Collect them all or collect just a few. Many families begin with purchasing just the Holy Family, adding other select nativity pieces like an angel, animal or the three Kings over time. Such a Nativity is a profound wedding gift and individual pieces can be given as anniversary gifts and Christmas gifts throughout the years.
Artist Harald Kastlunger Shares His Thoughts
My crib: I firmly believe that Christmas, feast of the peace, is more than just a moment of magical atmosphere and that is why I make every effort to give my figures a dashing appearance. The spiritual content of my sculpted works is conveyed by the distinctive traits of spontaneity of my characters, by their positive attitude towards earthly life. The exalted state of feeling inspired by the Nativity is suggested by the expressive motions of their hands and by their gestures. Their astonishment and ecstatic frame of mind is meant to come over fresh and vivid, an aim I feel unable to accomplish by traditional means.
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