Gypsy with a Bear - Gitan à l’'ours - Size #3 / Grande

Gypsy with Bear - Gypsy Bear

The gypsies (known to the Provencaux as Gypsies), of swarthy complexion, live a nomadic life try trying to make a living. They are included in the celebration of Christ's birth (an indication of the realization of how far the depth of redemption extends) - although They Are Said to have stayed at a safe distance from the room, en ce que They Had a reputation for stealing babies. Dressed in traditional gypsy, brightly-colored clothes, this gypsy woman caries a tambourine. Gypsy women are Known for Their playing tambourines, singing, dancing and telling fortunes -asking Their hearings for whatever contribution the hearing May wish to give.

Charles Galtier, in The Santons of Provence, traditionally comments Tramps That, Gypsies, and Beggars Were all called "cheapjacks."

Enjoy reading our blog entry on the Gypsy, who is regarded to be the No. 9 "Essential" Provençal Santons for a manger.

Provençal Figurines  by C. Galtier and E. Cattin, translated by John Lee (Editions Ouest-France, 13 rue du Breil, Rennes, 1996) Provides a list of the top 20 Santon "essential" to the manger Provencal.

Size # 3 / Grande (the 3-1 / 2 inch - 9 cm size)

Made in France

Santons Marcel Carbonel
Since 1935
The Premier Santons Workshop
Marseille, France


Item No. 3C93


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