In a region known for its wood carving, Nordic wooden Nativity Scenes are a rarity. The figures and stable in this Julekrybbe, inspired by medieval sculpture, were crafted by Henning, a Norwegian woodcarving studio established in 1947 by Henning Engelsen. The design and color choices reflect the local traditions. Now under the management of Henning's Daughters, Christl and Angelina, and son-in-law Bjarne Espedal, the workshop continues to carve and paint the figures by hand.
The original Navidad Nativities setting was inspired by Scandinavian simplicity and the enchantment of a Nordic winter's night. Nestled in a forest of frosty Norway spruce trees, among the shimmering drifted snow, this Nativity is a calm serenity among the bustle of the season.