The art of Crib Making

The crib building tradition in Malta was also kept alive by a few enthusiasts who built cribs and exhibited them to the public.


Nativity cribs are made up of recycled polesterene, XPS material or paper mache’. Pieces of polyesterene are glued together by means of PVA glue and tooth-pics. A mixtre of glue, water, tissue paper and french chalk is applied on the polyesterne. When the mixture is dried pigment powder paint is used to paint the nativity crib. After the nativity figures is positioned in the crib.


Date of Inscription: 29 May 2020