Kubašta, Vojtěch - The Bethlehem of Trebechovice
Quite rare: Only one edition was published in 1967 in Czech. Held by only one WorldCat
member library worldwide, Broward County Libraries.
Card made with Kubastas trademark cardstock.- The Bethlehem of Trebechovice,.
up page with red cellophane windows, printed in Bratislava 1967
Size closed: 23cm X
15cm - when open: 23 x 23 x 15 cm.
Text in Czech,
German, and English.
Self Mailing “Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year” Greeting card, with a flap for sealing.
unused condition, no damage to popup or cellophane windows.
About this nativity:
While visiting the
Montreal Expo in 1967 with an artists’ group, Kubašta saw a Bohemian
nineteenth-century wooden crèche, The Bethlehem of Třebechovice, with 2000
individually carved figures and 300 movable parts. Inspired, he created this
pop-up. Reference: Popuplady.com
from verso: The greeting card is a representation of The Bethelem of
Trebechovice created by Josef Probost and two assistants. This unique
woodcarving from the end of the 19th century is equipped with a mechanism of
152 cog-wheels and composed of 2033 figures. The nativity scene was displayed
at the World Exposition of Montreal 1967.