Friday, December 21, 2012

Traditions Carried On

I went to a local restaurant on Friday to meet a friend. We worked together and both of us have parted from   our career in telecommunications. I knew the restaurant owners are Italian immigrants and that every Christmas season they display their presipio in the restaurant. I brought my compact digital camera to take some photos.

The presipio custom originates in the Napoli region of Italy. The figurines are costumed in eighteenth century fashion and they blend with the nativity figures. It is a depiction of a pastoral life. I have seen a presipio on a larger scale with more intricate detail. I felt cheerful to see this display and appreciate the skill and time of the people who assembled it.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice one! In Portugal, such presipios are the traditional ones. I like them!