Calderon Bread Dough Nativity


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Bright folk art Nativity from the community of Calderon, Ecuador, is handcrafted in painted bread dough. Bread dough folk art in Ecuador has its origins in Roman Catholic and Indian traditions. For the Day of the Dead in early November, families honour deceased relatives by placing simple bread dough figurines by gravesites. In some regions, figures are made for the Procession of the Christ Child, a Christmas festival, and Godparents Day before Lent. Six pieces.

Material: bread dough

Dimensions: 4.5 cm H (tallest)

Colour(s): multicolour

SKU: 8404180

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