Fontanini Nativity Scene Zofia. Villager Zofia is a 5 inch scale nativity fruit merchant. Introduced to the Fontanini Collection in 2012.
The Fontanini Nativity Story of Zofia: Zofia worked in the marketplace selling the fruits from her family's orchards in the country. The fresh fruits were plentiful, but the fruits that had been dried were not, and so were much more expensive. Zofia sold her wares wisely, keeping back the prized dried fruits for the very best price. During the Roman Census, the town was crowded, and the marketplace full of people. A young man and his pregnant wife passed Zofia's stand looking at one inn, then another, for a place to stay, with no success. Zofia felt sorry for the couple, and offered then a small bag box of figs, wishing them well on their journey. The next morning customers in the market were exclaiming about the wonderful birth of a Savior in a stable in the town. Zofia immediately thought of the young couple she had met the day before, and gathered a selection of her finest dried fruit - a gift for the new-born King.