Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Arts and crafts: Statues without clothes...



I love everything Spanish Colonial.  Especially statues which need to be clothed.

There is a cool site which sells bultos - religious figures to be dressed.  If you are crafty - you could make your own Madonna dressed in elegant 17th century royal splendor.  The site is called Santos Cage Doll - you can get crowns, ex-votos, replacement hands and angel wings too.

T'is the season to make things.

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  1. Oooh, can't wait to see what you make. Are you in town for Thanksgiving? Shall we schedule a coffee here? Thursday am? Let me know if that works, or we can find another date before we skip town.

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    1. Hi Jenn! Another date - you don't leave until after Christmas, right?

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    2. BTW - I'm not dressing dolls however - just painting stuff and making ornaments.

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  2. My abuelita has a bultos of Divino Niño who she made clothes for. When I was a little girl visiting I asked her why Nino was naked and she said she was mad at Him for not answering a prayer so took away all his pretty clothes.

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    1. Kat - I love that. Old timers used to take the bambino statue away from St. Anthony and others until the saint answered their prayers.

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    2. I never knew that. That's funny.

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  3. What is the websit you speak of?

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    1. Al - if you click on Santos Cage Doll in the body of the post you will be transported mystically to the site!

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  4. Although the ideal is for Santos to be cage-free and organic, I usually just get the conventionally grown variety.

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