Santons Marcel Carbonel


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Homme à la vielle N° 3

Homme à la vielle N° 3

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hurdy-gurdy man & woman

Street musician. One of the oldest crib santons, first appearing about 1820. He holds his hurdy-gurdy between his hands and gets ready to play in honour of the birth of the Infant Jesus. The ‘vielle’ from the old Provençal ‘violo’ is a stringed keyboard instrument which is found in the folklore of many regions of France. His costume is very neat and he has a widebrimmed black hat on his head. There is also a ‘hurdy gurdy woman’.