Babbo Natale Ornament
Babbo Natale is the Italian Father Christmas who comes to children’s homes on January 6th. Babbo Natale literally means “Daddy Christmas”. He holds a creche in his arms, an item every Italian family displays at Christmas time. The basket on his back is overflowing with toys that represent Italian traditions and culture, including the ubiquitous Befana Christmas witch.
The Pipka Santa Ornaments were extremely popular during the 25 years of producing Pipka Collectibles. Grandmothers would buy them for their grandchildren every year, starting a tradition for their family.
The ornaments were carved by the senior sculptor of the Pipka team, with exquisite attention to detail. You can look at them with a magnifying glass and see the craftmanship; toys and pockets full of cookies in intricate detail. Only the most experienced painters were allowed to paint the ornaments, often with a brush that had only one hair.
The Pipka Santa Ornaments are 4” tall and packed in their own special box. Each ornament has a hanger on the back. They are the perfect weight to hang on the tree comfortably.