Franco Comploj
Wood carvings manufactory since 1929

Nativity scene Comploj

Comploj Nativity scene consisting of 41 figures
The representation of the nativity entered the culture of the Alps very early on. It has also been appreciated by master sculptors for centuries in Val Gardena. From this passion a style has developed that transfers the birth of Jesus to the mountains, home of artists and owners. The Comploj crib is part of this style, deliberately looking at the traditional representations of Val Gardena and welcoming the Infant Jesus into the alpine environment.
La rappresentazione della natività è entrata molto presto nella cultura delle Alpi. Anche in Val Gardena da secoli questa è apprezzata dai maestri scultori. Da questa passione si è sviluppato uno stile che trasferisce la nascita di Gesù fra le montagne, patria di artisti e proprietari. Rientra in questo stile il presepio Comploj, che volutamente guarda alle rappresentazioni tradizionali della Val Gardena e dà il benvenuto a Gesù Bambino nell'ambiente alpino.


The indicated sizes refer to the size of the crib-figurines
(the reference point is the actual size of St. Joseph).
The Comploj nativity scene is available in 6, 12 and 18 cm sizes in maple wood and includes 41 characters, all of which can also be purchased individually. The 22 figures wear typical Alpine clothes. The shepherd with the lantern, for example, wears leather pants, while his wife an apron with Tyrolean clothes. In addition to the classic dimensions, the Comploj crib is also available in the 36 cm format, this measurement refers to the height of St. Joseph. The peculiarity of this variant of large crib, also perfect for churches and public buildings, is the invoice in lime wood. While the characters in maple wood in the last stage of processing are sanded, the sculptures in lime wood, which is softer, retain the typical traces of chisels and carving knives. They give uniqueness to the piece and bring great artistic value. In the 18 and 36 cm variants the characters are available, as well as in all the usual finishes, also in an antiqued version. However, only the figures 01 to 49 are available in 36 cm with all the finishes. The measurements indicated in the description refer to the height of the characters (height of St. Joseph).
TIl presepio Comploj è disponibile nelle misure da 6, 12 e 18 cm in legno d'acero e comprende 41 personaggi, tutti acquistabili anche singolarmente. Le 22 figure indossano abiti tipici delle....