Elegant, memorable, stunning….Original Heide is a remarkable family business which was established in 1970, and specializes in the creation of dramatic nativity figures with carved wood faces, hands and feet, and are embellished with starched fabric that is hand painted in great detail and period authenticity.
Their very high quality figures are born in Pontives, in Val Gardena, Italy in very limited editions. The entire family is involved in the creation of the Immanuel Collection. The bodies are designed by father Heinrich, the clothing by daughter Ivonne and mother Mariarosa, together with their assistants Christine and Michaela. The intricate painting is executed with great care by daughter Romina and her assistant Werner. The animals are created by son Gerald, who continues his studies at the Art Academy in Munich.
Life size figures are also available on custom orders. Ask us for pricing and availability on any of the sizes noted.
Pricing does not include state sales tax, shipping from Italy or within the continental U.S.
Because we do not stock these figures in the United States, all orders are shipped directly from Italy. As such, we require payment in full at the time your order leaves Italy. Figures cannot be returned except in the case of damage, in which case we need to be advised within SEVEN days from receipt of the figures at your location. Please contact us with any questions at all. We know you are going to love these works of art.