shepherd figurine - The young shepherd

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young shepherd figurine
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The young shepherd carries a lamb on his back, because the road is too long for his little paws.
Very important in the manger, the shepherds are instructed by the Angel Gabriel to go and announce the good news.
This hand painted terracotta santon is available in 6 or 9 cm (2.4 or 3.6") high.
Each subject is unique and stamped, made by a craftsman twice the best worker in France ... to create a sublime Christmas crib and amaze young and old! ...
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Shepherd figurine

The shepherds are very important characters in the manger, because they were the first to be informed of the birth of the Savior. They are instructed by the Angel Gabriel to go and share the good news, and have come a long way to get to the stable.

To keep the consistency of your Christmas crib, they must be accompanied by the angel santon and sheep. Moreover, the more sheep there are in your flock, the more beautiful it will be, because you can give an effect of movement and realism.

Christmas village figurines

All our santons are real Provencal Christmas santons. They have been handcrafted in terracotta and painted by hand for 3 generations.

Each subject is first modeled by hand to create the mold. In production, each subject is hand painted, color by color, in oils and acrylics.

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Did you know?

The word santon comes from the Provençal 'santoun' (written here in Mistralian spelling) which means 'little saint'. Originally, living nativity scenes were intended to recreate the Nativity scene in churches, and this since the Middle Ages under Saint Francis of Assisi. But the French Revolution banned them in public, leading families to use dummy figurines to continue the tradition in their homes.

These figures were made from different materials (papier mâché, bread crumbs, plaster). In Marseille, in the 19th century, competition from Neapolitan merchants who sold plaster santibelli, generated resistance from Provençal santonniers. They imposed baked clay and offered their creations on santon markets. These are still very popular today, alongside the Christmas markets.

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Provence terracotta Santons made and painted by hand - available in 6 or 9 cm

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