Earrings - Mummers

  • $16.99


 

Mummers Earrings - handcrafted in St. John's, Newfoundland - no two pairs are exactly alike.  If we list the mummer as "purple" it means the main colour of the Mummer is purple. Made of 100% unpainted Polymer Clay.

Mummering was a centuries old tradition that took place during the 12 days of Christmas in the outports and communities of Newfoundland.  It involved dressing up in old clothes or disguises, sometimes wearing a shirt backwards, a towel over your face, etc. & visiting your neighbours.  It always involved music, dance, fruit cake and refreshments.  You'd hear a knock on the door, followed by "Any Mummers 'allowed in?"  Mummering is not as common as it once was but the tradition is kept alive through Newfoundland Art and Craft.

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