Woman with Lavender - Femme à la lavande - Size #1 / Cricket

Woman with Lavender -– Femme à la lavande - Fremo eme lalavando

The peasant woman, the Woman with Lavender, brings a bouquet of lavender to the creche. She holds a billhook in her other hand, with which she has freshly cut her offering. She wears a white headdress with long strings and a traditional brown straw hat held by a black ribbon to shade herself from the sun.

Lavender is the "flower of Provence" - 

Lavender and Provence simply go together, thus the importance the Woman with Lavender brings to the creche. 

The billhook is a traditional cutting tool used widely for cutting smaller woody material such as shrubs and branches. It is very commonly used in southern Europe.

Size #1 / Cricket (the 1-5/8 inch - 4 cm size)

Made in France

Santons Marcel Carbonel
Since 1935
The Premier Santons Workshop
Marseille, France
Item No. 1C37

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