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"Born in 1960, our company handles the tradition of the crib from father to son. We handle everything that concerns the crib: from the construction material (cork, moss, lights etc.) to a series of shepherds like Landi and Fontanini. But also Neapolitan terracotta shepherds which are our tradition. We also sell paintings, prints and other articles relating to classical and modern art."

Gobbo Lucky Charm Cm 37 with Cloth Clothes Sciò Sciò Gift Idea

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Unique product as it is handcrafted both in the realization phase and in the painting phase. Every detail is treated with great care.

  100% NEAPOLITAN CRAFTS

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224,50 €

Product Features

  • Proportion: 35 cm
  • Material: Neapolitan Terracotta Arts, glass eyes, tow body and cloth clothes
  • Single piece
  • Neapolitan Crafts 100%
  • the product has a gift box included in the price

Realization Technique
Head, hands and feet are made of clay, with the help of small wooden sticks to shape the material.

After a natural drying process, it is baked at 980 ° C.

After baking the clay becomes terracotta and the glass eyes are applied.
Then we continue with the coloring: many shades of colors to give delicate and realistic tones to the figures. After that to the coating.

The various components are applied to a mannequin made of iron wire covered with hemp tow that allows the movement of the limbs.

Finally the assembled shepherd is ready to be dressed; everything is hand-sewn, the clothes are made “to measure” by applying trimmings,
embroidery and lace to add more details to the pastor.

A bit of history...

A curious character, that of the Gobbo (in the Neapolitan language “ò scartellate”), entered the popular imagination as a true symbol of good luck.

The Neapolitan culture has assigned to this figure the important function of chasing away the evil eye and giving those who touch it a bit of luck.

Its role is so important that it even appears in the Smorfia: its number is 57, without a doubt one of the most fortunate of the Neapolitan cabala.

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