The Hunter - the Fifteenth (15th) Essential Santon for a Provençal Creche

Posted on February 01, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Hunter- Le Chasseur (French) – Lou Cassaire (Provençaux) is number 15 on the list of the top 20 Essential Santons for a Provencal Creche. He is available in all four Marcel Carbonel Santons sizes.


He hunts the low, soft-leafed, scrublands of Provence - the "garrigues."  His outfit is classic:  a natty jacket, a broad-brimmed black hat and boots, his gun in one hand, a rabbit in the other, and his game-bag over his shoulder.

Like the infamous fisherman's yarn of the one who got away, the hunter spins his own tall tales and boasts of his exploits in his never-ending efforts to bag the perfect rabbit. It is a rabbit, or a hare, or perhaps a skewer of birds, that he brings as his gift to the Christ Child.

According to Daniel Foley, it was Santonnier Leon Simon (1845-1916) who introduced the hunter to the Santons creche.

For photos of the history and workshop of Carbonel enjoy our Marcel Carbonel Santons board on Pinterest.

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