Clay Musical Mummer Ornaments

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Clay Musical Mummer Ornaments

24.99

Adorable mummer ornaments, with twine loops for hanging. Perfect for adding a colourful touch of Newfoundland and Labrador wherever you like. Handmade in Newfoundland from high-quality, hand-shaped polymer clay. Measure approximately 2.5 inches tall by 1.77 inches wide.

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Mummering History:
During the twelve days of Christmas, people would disguise themselves with old articles of clothing and visit the homes of their friends and neighbours. This is the Newfoundland tradition of Mummering or “Jannying” as it is sometimes called. They would cover their faces with a hood, scarf, mask or pillowcase and sing, dance and play musical instruments at each house they visited. Men would sometimes dress as woman and women would dress as men. When the mummers visited each home, everyone in the house had to start guessing each dressed up person. As the mummers are identified, the mummer took off their masks. Mummering has been a tradition since the migration to Newfoundland from England and Ireland and still can be found in parts of the province today.

Artist Biography:
Dawn Hanlon began working with clay in 1999, and finally began offering her clay creations under Dawn’s Creations in 2010. Her goal has always been to offer high quality, hand crafted items at affordable prices. Her unique work draws on inspiration from the scenery and traditions of Newfoundland and Labrador. The attention to detail is evident with each and every item. From the buttons on a mummer’s accordion, to the colourful siding of a row house, the care with which each product is crafted shines through.  Dawn’s Creations is based in St. John’s, NL.