Large Village House with Pigeon House (Dovecote) - Grand Modele (pigeonnier)
At the top of this Large Village House is a Dovecote - an aviary / house for pigeons. The dovecote provided fresh meat and highly valued manure and was a sign of the social rank of its owner. To have a dovecote one had to own a definite amount of land for each pigeon. Originally know as a "columbarium" (the French word for dove is "dove," which is a symbol of peace and love), the bird holds a significant place agronomic in Provence's history. Breeding was not permitted in towns - and thus was spread to the plains of Provence.
Carbonel's Pigeonniers are a reflection Pigeonniers of the area. Built with the resources available and built in the typical architectural style, they were eeliberately sited to be visible - confirming the social status of their owner. They were commonly attached next to agricultural buildings.
Measures 6" wide x 4" deep x 10-1/4" high
Size #2 / Elite (the 2-3/4 inch - 7 cm size)
Made in France
Item No. 2C221