Store full of religious objects.


I was particularly taken with the hooded figure on bottom. Our bicycle tour guide told us these hooded figures are in Palm Sunday procession still in Malaga, but they were first figures in the Inquisition. He likened them to the Ku Klux Klan in our country. The shop owner tried to explain, showed me pictures of such figures with different colored robes in procession with the Pope, but since I had no Spanish I couldn’t understand much, except that they are authentic representations of religious figures.

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2 thoughts on “Store full of religious objects.

  1. Mary Jones on said:

    The Holy Week (Semana Santa) processions in Spain are spectacular. The processions are organized by religious brotherhoods, whose members are dressed in penitential robes and hoods (capriotes) to disguise their identities. They have absolutely nothing to do with the KKK, and have been around for centuries. For a full explanation, google semana santa processions and check out Wikipedia.

    • Thanks for the comment, and your perspective. To clarify my comment, the bicycle-cabbie was saying that the robes and hoods dated back to the Inquisition, and he equated that with KKK in the US, also targeting marginalized groups. He was anti-religious, he said. Interesting comment however. I haven’t looked at your reference, perhaps they have nothing to do with the inquisition.

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