Woman With a Medieval String Instrument - Femme à la vielle - Size #2 / Elite

Woman with a Medieval String Instrument - Homme a la vielle - Vielaire

This street musician, the Woman with a Medieval String Instrument (also referred to as a hurdy-gurdy), is one of the oldest Santons to appear in the crib, first appearing around 1820. Pictured below, the "vielle" (the word deriving from the Old Provencal "violo") is a stringed key-board instrument found in the folklore of many regions of France.


As a performer, she is dressed very nicely and holds her hurdy-gurdy in his hands as she prepares to play in honor of the Infant Jesus.

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

Made in France

Santons Marcel Carbonel
Since 1935
The Premier Santons Workshop
Marseille, France
Item No. 2C59

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