Gert from Baie Verte - Limited Edition Mummer Figurine

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Gert from Baie Verte - Limited Edition Mummer Figurine

79.99

These limited edition figures and always a hit with locals and collectors. Get yours soon, because once they are sold on, the are gone forever. Stands about 10.75" tall, this ornament features a colorful mummer with a lampshade on their head!

Gert from Baie Verte was released in 2016.

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Mummers the World:
Max Dorey and Cara Kansala of the Grumpy Goat Gallery have partnered with Living Rooms to produce a line of collectible mummers based on their own original woodcarvings. Each original design is carefully handcrafted and carved in wood, and then reproduced as a limited edition figurine. Smaller ornaments are also available based on the figurine designs.

Each mummer has its own story – hand signed, numbered and given a name and outport community to call home. The mummers represent a connection to a heartfelt part of the culture of rural Newfoundland and Labrador. The mummers are as unique as the culture that provides their inspiration.

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 – a tradition known as “Mummering.” They would cover their faces with a hood, scarf, mask or pillowcase and sing, dance and play musical instruments at each house they visited. As they played, everyone in the home would start guessing the identity of each dressed up person, who would then remove 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.