Retablo - St. Nicholas

Retablo - St. Nicholas

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Patron Saint of Children, Bakers, Brides and Spinsters.

Nicholas was Bishop pf Myra in Turkey. He knew of three young woman who were going to have to live a life of prostitution because their father could not afford a dowry. One night Nicholas threw a bag of gold through their bedroom window and saved them from this life of shame.

The original retablos are created on traditional pine boards by carving and then painting them with watercolor or occasionally oil and finished with a polyurethane. The production images are mounted on 3/4 inch pine boards for the large and small sizes and 1/8 inch baltic birch for the ornaments and pockets. 

Ornament - 2 1/2" x 5"