This Santos doll is really an eye catcher! With her gold crown and earrings, she sits atop a traditional Spanish Colonial style bastidor.
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.
• 20cmW x 16cmD x 59cmH