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Siesta / Faith & Folklore Folklore

A varied collection of crafts and gifts originating from a number of global traditions. Mexican cartonería, Peruvian retablos, Balinese masks and Guatemalan worry people; a huge amount of folklore is represented here. We also have mythologies from our own fair isle with a selection of Green Man carvings.

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Burmese Prince Puppet

Burmese Prince Puppet

TH607

£36

 

These fascinating puppets have been meticulously crafted in Myanmar and are fine examples of "Yoke thé", the Burmese for marionette puppetry. Yoke thé is thought to date back as far as 1780 and the art form follows a very similar format to this day. The same traditional 27 characters are used within a Burmese marionette troupe, of which this highly decorated prince is just one. The performance is generally taken in the form of a Burmese opera and each puppet is operated by just one highly skilled puppeteer. 

Origin: Thailand

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Burmese Elephant Puppet

Burmese Elephant Puppet

TH348

£30

 

These fascinating puppets have been meticulously crafted in Myanmar and are fine examples of "Yoke thé", the Burmese for marionette puppetry. Yoke thé is thought to date back as far as 1780 and the art form follows a very similar format to this day. The same traditional 27 characters are used within a Burmese marionette troupe, this decorated elephant is usually represented twice, one white and one black. The performance is generally taken in the form of a Burmese opera and each puppet is operated by just one highly skilled puppeteer. 

Origin: Thailand

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Dozen Bundle of Worry People

Dozen Bundle of Worry People

GU071

£10.80

 

In the highland villages of Guatemala a tradition exists...

This bundle of a dozen larger style worry people are perfect for helping with those more troublesome worries!

Each worry person approx: 6cm high
Origin: Guatemala

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Guatemalan Worry People in Bag

Guatemalan Worry People in Bag

6101C

£2.80

 

In the highland villages of Guatemala, where the majority of the people are of Mayan descent a story is told...

Colourful mini drawstring pouch containing five or six worry dolls to tell your worries to.

Bag: Approx: 5cm × 6cm
Supplied with header as shown
Bag colours & patterns vary.
Origin: Guatemala

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Guatemalan Worry People in Box

Guatemalan Worry People in Box

6100C

£2.80

 

In the highland villages of Guatemala, where the majority of the people are of Mayan descent a story is told...

Colourful painted boxes containing five or six worry dolls each to tell your worries to.

Box: Approx: 5cm × 4cm
Supplied with header as shown.
Origin: Guatemala

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Large Boxed Worry People

Large Boxed Worry People

GU004

£5.30

 

In the highland villages of Guatemala a tradition exists...

These larger style worry dolls are perfect for helping with those more troublesome worries! Each selection of large worry dolls come in a charmingly decorated box.

Each person Approx: 6cm
Contains 5 people per box
Origin: Guatemala

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Large Bagged Worry People

Large Bagged Worry People

GU003

£5.30

 

In the highland villages of Guatemala a tradition exists...

These larger style worry dolls are perfect for helping with those more troublesome worries! Each selection of large worry dolls comes in their own pretty little bag.

Each person Approx: 6cm
Contains 5 people per bag
Origin: Guatemala

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Forever in Love - Bride and Groom

Forever in Love - Bride and Groom

PE166

£6

 

These handpainted matchboxes from Peru contain a lovely little skeleton bride and groom. Inspired by the traditional Day of The Dead figures of Central and South America, they make fantastic, heartfelt gifts for a special couple on their special day.

Approx: 4cm × 5cm × 1cm
Origin: Peru

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Forever in Love - Two Brides

Forever in Love - Two Brides

PE167

£6

 

These handpainted matchboxes from Peru contain a lovely little pair of skeleton brides. Inspired by the traditional Day of The Dead figures of Central and South America, they make fantastic, heartfelt gifts for a special couple on their special day.

Approx: 4cm × 5cm × 1cm
Origin: Peru

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Forever in Love - Two Grooms

Forever in Love - Two Grooms

PE168

£6

 

These handpainted matchboxes from Peru contain a lovely little pair of skeleton grooms. Inspired by the traditional Day of The Dead figures of Central and South America, they make fantastic, heartfelt gifts for a special couple on their special day.

Approx: 4cm × 5cm × 1cm
Origin: Peru

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Tall Wedding Retablo - Two Grooms

Tall Wedding Retablo - Two Grooms

PE172

£24

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. This version shows a pair of grooms represented as skeletons or calaveras. This style is common in Latin America particularly as part of Day of The Dead festivities. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 7cm × 15cm × 3.5cm
Origin: Peru

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Tall Wedding Retablo - Two Brides

Tall Wedding Retablo - Two Brides

PE173

£24

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. This version shows a pair of brides represented as skeletons or calaveras. This style is common in Latin America particularly as part of Day of The Dead festivities. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 7cm × 15cm × 3.5cm
Origin: Peru

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Bakery Retablo

Bakery Retablo

PE174

£30

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. This version shows a bakery scene with skeletons or calaveras, a common style in Latin America that is most frequently seen around the Day of The Dead festival. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Origin: Peru

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Tall Wedding Retablo

Tall Wedding Retablo

PE075

£24

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. This version shows a bride and groom represented as skeletons or calaveras. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 7cm × 15cm × 3.5cm
Origin: Peru

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Market Retablo

Market Retablo

PE097

£30

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. This version shows a market scene with skeletons or calaveras, a common style in Latin America that is most frequently seen around the Day of The Dead festival. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx 14cm × 16cm × 5.5cm.
Origin: Peru

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Mask Shop Retablo

Mask Shop Retablo

PE098

£28.80

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art  in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. This version shows a mask shop with two mask artists represented as skeletons or calaveras. This style is commonly seen across Latin America, particularly around the Day of The Dead festival. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Origin: Peru

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Small Wedding Retablo

Small Wedding Retablo

PE074

£20.40

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 7cm × 10cm × 3.5cm
Origin: Peru

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Large Wedding Retablo

Large Wedding Retablo

PE076

£28.80

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art  in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. This version shows a wedding scene with the bride and groom, guests and band represented as skeletons or calaveras. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 10cm × 13cm × 3.5cm
Origin: Peru

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Bar Retablo

Bar Retablo

PE087

£28.80

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 10cm × 13cm × 4cm
Origin: Peru

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Music Shop Retablo

Music Shop Retablo

PE088

£24

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art  in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 7cm × 13cm × 4cm
Origin: Peru

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