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Bread Dough Sheep Ornament

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This folk art lamb 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.

Material: bread dough

Dimensions: 3.3 cm L x 2 cm W x 3.3 cm H

Colour(s): white, brown

SKU: 8404360

The work of Camari enables craftspeople and farmers, or “campesinos,” to remain in their communities instead of leaving to find scarce work in the cities....

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