From the most luxurious and original cribs even the simplest can be seen at the counters of the 28 stands that expose their creations on this 18th fair of Bethlehem, next to the Cathedral of Seville and the Archivo de Indias.
Among the pieces that are sold there are signatures as Pichardo Nativity scenes, the House of the Nativity scenes or Belenes San Juan Bosco. At his stops, the visitor will find any details related to these representations, whether figurine, ornament or utensil of the time. Craft collecting the birth of Jesus.
This fair is a reference at the national level and she come to their purchases of residents of the province. This year, best sellers is the traditional birth: "took a mystery, some other Shepherd and essential figures of the three kings", showed the family Sillero, regulars of this exhibition. "We have spent US 45 euros, the clay figures were worth very expensive and we opted for cheaper material." The portfolio still talks, and "there is no money for too many extra expenses," said the creator of the show, Luis León.
More resin clay
To date, the event has accused a decline in sales "between 10 and 15%" with respect to previous editions, in the words of Leon.
These drawbacks and economic difficulties, however, have not reduced the quality and detail of the craft products, but have changed the trend of shopping. "Now leaning by the resin," explained Gloria Botonero, exhibiting at the fair, "the average expenditure is between 30 and 50 euros per family". The fair will be open until next December 23, with a schedule from 10.30 to 14.00 and from 17.00 to 21.00, weekdays, and from 11.00 to 15.00 and from 16.00 to 21.00, the holidays.