Giants and Dwarfs
The giants are figures, usually they are queen or moor and a princess.
A lot of Catalan cities villages have their own giants.
The students of 6th grade, Escuela Lavínia, Barcelona
Coordinator: Anna Piñero
Giants are figures consisting in a puppet of big dimensions made in
wood and carton.
Their origins are unknown and they are traditional in several European
In Catalonia, the oldest documents about them are from the 14th century
in relation of the procession of the feast of Corpus Christi in Barcelona
(David, Goliath and St. Christophorus). It their origins they were
represented by a man disguised. The giant woman didnít appear until the
16th century, and probably this was the reason why the giant-men are warriors
and the giant-women are ladies dressed at the fashion of that epoch.
Rafael Badia, Spain