Corsican Woman with a Pitcher - Corse à la cruche - Size #2 / Elite

Corsican Woman with a Pitcher –- Corse à la cruche

A young Corsican woman carrying a pitcher / jug of water on her head (an ancient method). The pitcher is the traditional green-glazed pitcher, the specialty of Aubagne, a small town in Provence near Marseille. At one time Provence villages had water carriers and inclusion of this figure in the creche symbolizes the scarcity of water in Provence at various times in the past.

The Corsican Woman with a Pitcher in traditional Corsican dress, is one of 3 figures Carbonel has created representing the French island of Corsica.

Size #2 / Elite (the 2-3/4 inch - 7 cm size)

Made in France

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Santons Marcel Carbonel
Since 1935
The Premier Santons Workshop
Marseille, France
Item No. 2C33



Fancy

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