Description of NEW Zampognaro by Demdaco
Each original Willow Tree® sculpture is hand carved by artist Susan Lordi. Using family and friends as models, Susan’s goal is to capture a moment in time or express an intimate feeling. Pieces are cast from her original carvings and individually painted by hand. Softly washed colors, carved and metal accents, and representative icons of nature add depth and sentimentality to this beloved line.
A shepherd's gift... a joyous melody... proclaiming the news!
The bagpipe is an ancient pastoral instrument played by shepherds and farmers for thousands of years, and is used in many cultures to celebrate the nativity. In present day Italy, the Zampognaro (shepherd with bagpipe) plays the Novena, the nine days leading up to Christmas... a celebration and announcement of the birth of Christ. The zampogna is a humble shepherd's instrument, yet it produces a rich texture of melody and rhythm. This joyful, symphonic music adds an element of sweet serenity to the nativity scene.