France: Provencal santon figurine: gardener with garlic

santon figurine
Elderly lady with garlic

General description Elderly woman carrying strings of garlic (handmade).

Dimensions: 21.8 cm x 8.0 cm x 6.0 cm

Date when acquired: 2006

Original Date: Unknown

Source: Santons Yolande, Provence, France (label: Syndicat des Santonniers de Provence; veritable Santon d’Argile)

Bought by my mother in the Oxfam shop in Formby, England

 

Body Painted terracotta

santon grlic
Back view

Clothing

The doll has a light cream coloured mob cap with white lace around it on her head. She is wearing a long dress with a design in browns, white and black. There is white lace around the cuffs. Over her dress is a cream apron and shawl. The shawl has light tan coloured lace around its edge. Under her dress the doll has on a pair of long underpants with lace around the ends of the legs.

The doll’s boots, white are part of her terracotta body, are painted dark brown.

Accessories

The doll has been to market and is carrying two strings of garlic (painted clay hanging on straw-like material), one in each hand.

 

santon garlic
Hand-painted face

Background information

See Santons text.

Source(s) of information

See Santons text.

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