333: Nativity

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed …

This is Ligia Montoya’s set of models collectively known as “The Creche”. Folded today for possible inclusion in the end of year massy thing for staff this Friday.

This amazing collection of models, all designed around the same figurative human base is to scale, uncluttered and has a lovely feel to it.

Infant in a manger

Mother Mary


An Old Woman

A Standing Angel

A Kneeling Angel

A Shepherd

A sheep (presumably a stray flock member of the shepherd)

and a Goose .. yeah, I am not sure why but you get that.

4 thoughts on “333: Nativity

      1. Do you have an address web address or phone number so I could contact them for the instructions on how to make them? My son loves to do origami & wants to do the nativity but we haven’t found one we like until we saw yours, it’s awesome thank you Diane Forsyth

        1. You can buy a book that contains the set: https://books.google.com.au/books?id=e6yiWDWuuH0C&pg=PA251&lpg=PA251&dq=origami+ligia+montoya+creche&source=bl&ots=MzjfCtuZ35&sig=zfZDt6shXkX7859uLKbgWnFac6k&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ezWfVJ-GBMaWmwX-44CQBQ&ved=0CDMQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=origami%20ligia%20montoya%20creche&f=false

          I have lent my copy to relatives in USA. Neither Robert Harbin nor Ligia Montoya are still with us I am afraid, but their designs are still purchasable if you have a look.

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