Saturday, August 9, 2014

Malta outdoor statues

An outdoor statue showing the marriage between Mary and Joseph
Every weekend in Malta, there are 4 to 6 different celebrations of parish saints, culminating with a procession with the main titular statue through the streets of the town or village. Many other decorations are set up along the streets, including statues of angels, some of which are visible here. 
A happy angel-musician
They are usually made of paper mache, and even though they are elaborately made, they are not of the highest quality as the titular statue, which is kept in the church, and carried out for 4 hours on Sunday evening. Nonetheless, they are well-crafted statues and beautifully done.
Another angel at Zebbug, Malta

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