France Santon de Provence Peasant
French Santon doll depicting a traditional character from Provencal village life, in this case a peasant woman carrying a newspaper and a stove. Unsigned, no marks or tags. Size 28 cm.
Originally Santons or Santouns were painted clay nativity scene figurines but later also became popular as dressed figures showing the trades and costumes of the people living in the Provence region.