Artist Clementine Hunter
Clementine Hunter lived on Melrose Plantation for most of her life. The plantation had large pecan orchards, and in this scene Clementine captured the work of threshing the trees and picking up the pecans that fell from the trees. Clementine shows a teenager hanging upside down to shake the trees so the pecans could fall to the ground for the ladies to pick up and place in their buckets. Each glass ornament is meticulously hand sculpted and hand painted by highly skilled artisans. No two ornaments are alike. Each piece has its own distinctive shape and textured surface that allows you to feel the passion in her work.
Clementine Hunter is one of the most important self-taught contemporary American artists of the 20th Century. Clementine worked in the cotton fields and pecan groves at Melrose Plantation. She died in 1988 at the age of 101. Her paintings tell the story of plantation life before mechanization came to agriculture. her depictions of cotton pickings, pecan pickings, was days, weddings and other scenes of life at Melrose have made her works coveted around the world.
Ornament: 3.5 inch diameter
Gift Box: 4.7 x 5.5 x 4.7 inches
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