Distressed hand carved Wooden Santos Doll (Female)
Santos --meaning "Saints"-- are wood carvings that depict religious figures.
During the early expansion of the Roman Catholic Church, religious icons were a valuable way of converting the poor and uneducated.
Most important during the Spanish colonization of the Americas, Santos were often produced by local artists since having them made and shipped from Europe to America was too time consuming.
Santos carvings are still used in small churches and for home altars all over the world.
As a decor item they provide sanctuary and a sense of place.
*Accessories are not included
Dimensions:(5.75" x 5.75" x 29.0")
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