The "SANTONS" have been for ever the real art of the Provence the way of making them, only by hands is transmitted in the same families from generations to generations.
Box No. I Diff. shots of the old town of AUBAGNE Entrance of the workshop of the NEVEUX (sister and brother) classified as the best Santonniers in Provence.
Box No II Long shot of the workshop, diff. phases of the making of the Santons, moulding, unmoulding, taking the burr off, drying and painting diff. shots during the decoration.
Box No III Last work on a finicking way on te Santons, presentation of the different types, "La vieille Virginie etc. and the personages of the Creche.
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Background: The "SANTONS" have been for ever the real art of the Provence the way of making them, only by hands is transmitted in the same families from generations to generations. The well known potters of Vallauris have taken the basis of their art from the "Santonniers". Made in clay only found in that region, the attitudes and the fresh colours of those little figurines makes all their value. The costumes, attitudes and colours are traditions too like their names "La vieille Virginie, Le Meunier, Le Berger, Le Paysan etc." The time before Christmas gives more work to the Santonniers in order to satisfy all the requests, most of the families building their own creche at that time.