Complete Nativity sets, presepi, command high prices, up to 5000€. Various shops sell also a plethora of figurines and accessories to use in creating your own presepe. I recall asking the price of a small sheep as well as the artisan’s response, “Centoquaranta euro,” 140€.
Often the presepi figures are based on real people or animals and are called presepi viventi. Two of my favorite characters are the woman lowering a basket from a balcony, as well as another woman making sauce from tomatoes using a hand-held genuine tomato press.
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