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.