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Folk art angel, carving, wood via Victoria Station

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a santos isn't complete without a crown

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there is not much more beautiful - carved face of a Santos doll

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Often found in Portuguese or Spanish communities, these dolls were used in Catholic religious processions and were often elaborately dressed in beautiful gowns and topped with golden crowns. These dolls would occupy a place of prominence in the home of a wealthy person or chapel. The cage could also be used as a sort of prayer shrine with objects placed inside the cage. (information, Fashion is My Muse, in consultation with Judith Thibeau, Studio Judith)

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A painted wooden figure that opens to display a devotional scene: in the centre, Christ, with a cruciform halo (or God), holding a crucifix; on the wings to the left and right, the faithful of various stations in life.

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“Santa Maria La Purisima” - Guatemala

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This Colonial-era mannequin is made of a solid piece of wood, has real glass eye

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