This Santos doll is really an eye catcher! With her gold crown and pearl earrings, she sits atop a traditional Spanish Colonial style boat shaped bastidor.
44cmH x 23cmW x 11cmD
Originally started as copies of 17th century carvings by priests, Santos dolls take their name from the Spanish word for Saint, and are also known as Santons (French) and Santibelli (Italian).
In Europe, small villages often did not have a priest present, and it wasn’t always possible to travel to a church. So Santos were created to use for in-home altars.