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Les vieux métiers

The Old Crafts

Vinciane Renard
Belgium) Metamagna (Fleurus

Marche-en-Famenne /  Les vieux métiers   Marche-en-Famenne /  Les vieux métiers


Four bronze heads representting four old crafts: the lacemaker, the brewer, the chimney sweep and the drayoire. Each head is placed on a monolith of blue stone placed in the center of a turret in the (reconstructed) city wall. On the monoliths are placed figurative elements representing body parts (head and hands) in the manner of a 'pass-wall'. Each character differs from the others by his posture, his cap and his tools.

Marche-en-Famenne - Les vieux métiers
La Dentelliere avec son carreau et ses fuseaux / The Lacemaker with her tile and spindles
Marche-en-Famenne - Les vieux métiers
Le Ramoneur avec son hérisson au bout de sa corde / The Chimney sweeper with his hedgehog at the end of his rope
Marche-en-Famenne - Les vieux métiers
Le Tanneur avec sa drayoire / The Tanneur with his scraping knife
Marche-en-Famenne - Les vieux métiers
Le Brasseur avec sa scope / The Brewer with his mug


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Location (N 50°13'45" - E 5°20'37")

Item Code: belu009; Photograph: 1 June 2019
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