Santons of Provence x3 - The three wise men

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Create your own French nativity creche with these boxes of 3 characters that form a coherent set.
These genuine santons of Provence are handmade by a santonnier in Aix en Provence.
In this lot you will find the three wise men available as 6 or 9 cm height.
Each figurine is unique and stamped, crafted by a French 'artisan d'art' and labelled twice 'meilleur ouvrier de France' (best France craftman) ...
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Sets to compose as you like:

Santons of Provence x3 - Nativity

Santons of Provence x3 - Nativity

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If you don't know where to buy santons in Provence, we offer different sets of 3 handmade figurines from a renowned craftsman to set up your own Provencal crib.

santon of the three wise men - BaltazarKing Balthazar
He’s the black king, symbolizing the African continent, and brings myrrh to give to the messiah.

santon of the three wise men - MelchiorKing Melchior
He’s the wise king by his advanced age. He’s white and represents Europe.

santon of the three wise men - GaspardKing Gaspard
The king who comes from Asia. He brings incense, symbol of divinity, to offer to the Child-King.

The Three Kings are guided by the evening star to find the stable where the child Jesus was born.

Christmas crib history

The genuine santons of Provence are shaped in clay and painted by hand. It’s a French craft, coming from an ancient tradition. This tradition of Provencal creche continues today in southern France, where the influence of Occitan culture remains. There’s a strong concentration of santonniers in Aubagne, Marseille, Aix en Provence and Arles.

The French word santon comes from the Provencal santoun which means "little saint". Originally, the living cribs were intended to recreate the scene of the Nativity in the churches, and since the Middle Ages under St. Francis of Assisi. But the French revolution banned them in public, which led families to use dummy figurines to continue the tradition in their homes.

These characters were made of different materials (paper mache, breadcrumbs, plaster). In Marseille, in the nineteenth century, the competition of Neapolitan merchants who sold santibelli, has generated a resistance from the Provencal santonniers. The latter imposed the cooked clay and proposed their creations on markets of santons. These are still very popular today, in parallel with the Christmas markets.

In the Provencal crib, each character has a particular function to recreate the scene of the Nativity surrounded by a village of Provence. Apart from the stable's characters, the old Provencal jobs are represented: baker, miller, shepherd, garlic merchant, washerwoman, fisherman, and many others.

It’s about a village revival as if Jesus was born in Provence: the angel Boufareu (blower) announces the news to the shepherds. All the inhabitants converge on the barn to see the Newborn. They cross the hill, with their baskets of harvest, their animals, go through the olive groves. All the Provencal landscapes are represented.

So let yourself be transported by the magic of a Provencal crib, and dive into the world of Santons, jolly and cheerful figurines. The Christmas spirit is already blowing on your house!

Create your Christmas crib

If you want to settle a Christmas crib at home, you need to find beautiful figurines, but where to buy santons in Provence ? These santons are made by a craftman, who was « Meilleur ouvrier de France » twice. They are meticulously designed to be realistic, and the faces are finely painted with attractive features.

The santons we propose in batches of 3 characters will allow you to compose the nativity scene the Provencal way. You can buy several lots to get a whole Provencal village, or just a few santons to follow the Christmas tradition. The assortments are complementary.

Let your creative mind act, and involve your kids in the making of the crib. It's an occasion to share and that gives meaning to the party.

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Delighted with them , a necessary addition to my nativity set
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Très beau santons
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Très beaux santons, ce qui m’a incité à en recommander pour compléter la mini crèche.\r\nTraits fins et délicats
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Santons-Gift for Christmas

I am happy to give an excellent review for the products I received and for the professionalism of this company. I received my order in the USA without delay or damage and I highly recommend Remember Provence.

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Je vous remercie pour la livraison des santons de Provrence je suis très satisfaite la crèche fait le bonheur de mes petits enfants.


Et donc le nôtre si vous êtes satisfaite ! Merci beaucoup pour votre avis.


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Do you sell stables for the 6mm nativity santons? If you do, would it ship well to the United States?
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Yes we ship to USA but we don't have stables (it is too fragile to ship)... sorry.
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