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Brasilian Pau Santo

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 23 December 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

This nativity is made by the Tupi - Guarani indians of Rio Grande do Sul in Brasil. It is made of "pau santo" which translates to "holy wood".

PENTAX K-5 1/60 second F/8.0 ISO 3200 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

So beautiful! I like these figures a lot!

23 Dec 2011 5:38am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you very much Paco! ;-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This so rewards a careful study . . such a silent power here.

23 Dec 2011 7:03am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you very much Ronnie! ;-)

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

hi eric, wish you a merry christmas and all the best for 2012!

23 Dec 2011 8:18am

@klausZ: Thank you very much Klaus! ;-)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice wood sculptures. Have a nice Christmas Eric !

23 Dec 2011 9:19am

@Marie LC: Thank you very much Marie! ;-)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot
well done

23 Dec 2011 9:33am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you very much Shaahin! ;-)

narcissus from Iran, Iran

I like the description ...
and nice shot...
Merry xmas :)

23 Dec 2011 9:40am

@narcissus: Thank you very much Narcissus! ;-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Love the texture in these

23 Dec 2011 9:53am

@Doug: Thank you very much Doug! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

The simplicity of these carvings and the magnificent grain make these very special, Eric.

23 Dec 2011 1:08pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très originale cette crèche en bois!

23 Dec 2011 1:25pm

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

tatar@y from France

Belle texture pour ces sculptures, j'aime . ))
Bonne journée.

23 Dec 2011 1:37pm

@tatar@y: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr schönes Foto.
Eric, Frohe Weihnachten und ein schönes Neues Jahr.

23 Dec 2011 2:55pm

@Heinz: Vielen Dank Heinz! ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

interesting sculptures.

23 Dec 2011 4:07pm

@Lena: Thank you very much Lena! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb sculptures in wood ! Great framing !

23 Dec 2011 4:21pm

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Nice wood art...Merry Christmas...Eric and family

23 Dec 2011 6:00pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Very nice kind of art. Nice capture.

23 Dec 2011 6:24pm

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent craftsmanship in the hands of Brazilians ... Eric beautiful!

23 Dec 2011 6:31pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France


23 Dec 2011 7:25pm

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

very expressive and even expressionist ... love the texture of the wood!
i wish you and your loved ones a peaceful christmas, eric, despite the sad stroke of fate you suffered lately!

23 Dec 2011 8:15pm

@franz: Thank you very much Franz! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Lovely nativity of holy wood; a very precious nativity. Merry Christmas!

23 Dec 2011 11:57pm

@RBL: Thank you very much Ruthie! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lovely carvings.

24 Dec 2011 12:50am

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful! Merry Christmas Eric!

24 Dec 2011 1:24am

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful collection. Love it, Eric! Wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012. :)

24 Dec 2011 1:29pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful carvings and a wonderful collection!

27 Dec 2011 12:42pm

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

1/60 second
ISO 3200
300 mm (35mm equiv.)