09 March 2010

Wednesdays' Corner view: Miniature worlds


This tiny world was part of one of the nicest 'prespju's" we saw this Christmas here in Malta. Each figure is about two and half inches tall. The detail given to these large Christmas scenes is impressive. Sometimes they take up a whole room complete with twinkling stars, running water, little sheep whose heads dip down to nibble the grass. Its a very traditional hobby especially among men, have heard that they sometimes spend the entire year slowly putting it together. Not a bad hobby to have as a retired person and then you get to show it off in the holiday season.  I wish I had taken more photos but we had three hungry whiny kids with us so I managed to only snap a few shots, which in no way does it justice!
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16 comments:

  1. how fantastic! The details, the colors -one can feel the joy of the scenery!
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    Have a lovely day!

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  2. when you click on the photos you get even more detail, really amazing the detail.

    Gill in Canada

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  3. love that combo: craft linked to tradition (and totally see what you mean: a great AND rewarding hobby for older gents, as indeed there seem to be quite a bit of them not able to adjust to retirement as well as the ladeez. a total win-win sito. yeah.)

    ta for this :)

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  4. Wow, those crafts people must have been doing this all their lives - the precision and detail!
    Thanks for sharing this treasure.

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  5. So much detail for something so small. Fantastic.

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  6. Wow, so elaborate! A lovely and imaginative hobby, indeed. My mother would have been good at this...she used to make things like this (on a smaller scale) for me when I was small. These days, though, her time is taken up with painting.

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  7. Wow, the tiny details, I think one needs a patient hand...

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  8. A beautiful work - and pretty good picture - for this corner ! Have a nice and synny day !

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  9. Wow! The detail is amazing! Perfect for this CV!

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  10. Yes, I think these men (as far as I am aware its only men who make them) do spend hours and hours and take great care in the very tiny detailed work.

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  11. How fascinating! That someone has the patience to sit and create this amazes me.

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