Handmade Argentine Gaucho Nativity 7 Figurines Argentina Holy Family
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Handmade Argentine Gaucho Nativity 7 Figurines Argentina Holy Family:
ARGENTINE ART SIGNED NATIVITYGAUCHOS 7 FIGURESHeight:12cm/ 5"
This Nativity was made and signed by Argentine Artist Mendoza.
He lives in San Salvador de Jujuy, located 1500km North of Buenos Aires and next to Bolivia.
He creates beautiful figures representing different local ethnic groups
with their traditions (shown through the Magic Kings gifts) and their region's fauna.
He uses natural clay that he collects from nearby mountains in,
working with several colors and shades created with plants, leaves and tree bark.
He makes Kollas, Onas, Mapuches, Yamanas, Tehuelches and also
Gauchos scenes from1800 like this one.
Magic Kings are offering typical Gaucho gifts like boleadoras
(heavy balls made with leather and a rope, for hunting),
Mate drink, textiles to Jesus.
His scenes are all unique pieces
He participated in International Nativities Shows where hewon manyprizes.
GAUCHOS: Is a term commonly used to describe residents of
South American Pampa Region or Patagonian grasslands.
The Gaucho could be the equivalent to the North American ?Cowboy? and it represents better the XIXth century than these days. Back then, Gauchos made up for the main rural population, herding cows and hunting as their main economic activities. Gauchos were generally nomadic.