Saint Nicolas

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Project by Muriel posted 11-18-2013 01:09 PM 827 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saint Nicolas and his friend Zwarte Piet are wery popular in Belgium (also in the Netherlands).
They are coming during the night to give toys to the all children who discovered them when waking up on December 6.
Saint Nicolas is a very very old man and Piet is going trough the chimney to bring the toys, therefore ihe is “zwart” on his face. This very old legend is part of our culture.
No discrimination … maybe you heard about ONU question …

Just very wonderfull memories when I was a child and also as a mother preparing this fest when my son was still a little boy …

Therefore I made those 2 people in wood, my tribute to their legend (20 cm high, in MDF, painted).

I hope you will love them !

-- Muriel, Belgium

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#1 posted 11-18-2013 02:22 PM

Hello Muriel,

Happy to see a ” sinterklaas met zwarte Piet” There is a lot of discussion in Holland about a black Piet. But yours looks great. You will absolute get a present at 5 December. :) En je Nederlands zal ook wel oke zijn.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 05:34 PM

You have to smile just looking at them. Very cute.

-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia,

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#3 posted 11-22-2013 07:43 AM

Nice comments thanks to both of you. I really hope chrildrens will be happy now and ever !

for Dutchy : ... ja mijn Nederlands is goed !

-- Muriel, Belgium

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