Class and Camp In Clay / Fina y Fabulosa

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FOR A LONG time, I’d been meaning to visit Málaga’s Museo Unicaja de Artes y Costumbres Populares (Unicaja Museum of Arts and Popular Customs) and I finally made it. Unicaja, the Málaga bank, is a recent addition to the name and the company’s investment in this museum is obvious. I simply thought I should check it out because it’s there. And because it’s in an interesting-looking old house.

I usually breeze through this type of museum. After a short while, I find the staged rooms unexciting. But that didn’t happen this time. First of all, the rooms aren’t all filled with what once would have been in the house. One, for example, was filled with wine-making equipment. Another contained a “jabega,” a traditional fishing boat, and other historic fishing equipment. There was a carriage house. Antique fire-fighting equipment. Even antique local raisins in their original boxes. (Don’t worry. I’ll share some with you soon.)

But the highlight for me was the collection of local ceramic figurines. So here they are. Some of the poses were, I thought, quite camp. Click the images and see if you agree.

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DURANTE MUCH TIEMPO, tenía la intención de visitar el Museo Unicaja de Artes y Costumbres Populares de Málaga y finalmente lo logré. Unicaja, el banco de Málaga, es una adición reciente al nombre y la inversión de la compañía en este museo es obvia. Simplemente pensé que debería comprobarlo porque está allí. Y porque está en una casa antigua de aspecto interesante.

Normalmente paso a través de este tipo de museo. Después de un corto tiempo, encuentro las salas escenificadas poco emocionantes. Pero eso no sucedió esta vez. En primer lugar, las habitaciones no están todas llenas de lo que una vez hubiera sido en la casa. Uno, por ejemplo, estaba lleno de equipo para hacer vino. Otro contenía una “jabega”, un barco pesquero tradicional, y otros equipos de pesca históricos. Había una cochera. Antiguos equipos contra incendios. Incluso pasas locales antiguas en sus cajas originales. (No se preocupe. Compartiré algo con usted pronto).

Pero lo más destacado para mí fue la colección de figuras de cerámica locales. Así que aquí están. Algunas de las poses eran, pensé, bastante acampadas. Haz clic en las imágenes y vea si estás de acuerdo.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

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22 thoughts on “Class and Camp In Clay / Fina y Fabulosa”

  1. pix #3 under the text – did someone put madonna’s “vogue” on the jukebox? and some of the poses remind me of louis XIV days.

  2. I like these, Scoot. I am now, however, picturing Bob on one of these horses, legs crossed but wearing a kilt. I hear that kilts are worn without anything under them. I don’t know where this train of thought is going, but it is a nice start to my weekend 😉

    1. Deedles,
      You don’t know where this train of thought is going? Where it always goes. Bob in a kilt… on a horse… hmmm.

      1. I used to be a nice lady, sort of. I’m thinking of taking February off to wash my mind out with soap, bleach, turpentine whatever works! Maybe I should wait ’til it’s not a leap year so I would have fewer days for the task .

      2. Deedles:
        You can’t take February off. It’s the Kid Brother’s and San Geraldo’s birthday month. And the 29th is the Third Quadrennial Día de San Geraldo. March and April aren’t looking good either — Semana Santa and everything. In May, there’s Mother’s Day. My birthday is in June. Maybe you should just be yourself. The world is full of boring nice ladies!

  3. Are these figurines people would purchase and have on their end table or mantle? They are quite elaborate and colorful. Nice. Sorry I haven’t checked in often lately…have been addicted to the train wreck that is happening here in the states. Hoping each day for some milagro.

    1. Frank:
      I know exactly what you mean. And the nightmare in the UK and so many other parts of the world. Reality sucks.

    2. Frank,
      Sorry! I didn’t answer your question. I would guess people commissioned or owned many of these as decorative pieces. I’ll see if I can learn more. I do wonder about that collection of beggars.

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