Don Quixote Ornament
The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes, first published in two parts in 1605 and 1615. It is a founding work of Western literature, considered by many to be one of the greatest books ever written.
In the novel, a nobleman from La Mancha has read so many chivalric romances that he decides to set out on a quest to revive chivalry and serve his nation as a knight errant, Don Quixote.
Our ornament of the famous Spanish romantic is here interpreted in layered textiles, richly embellished with gold trim—completely made by hand.
For over 25 years St. Nicolas has worked with a small charity in Thailand that helps disadvantaged rural women find work in their community, rather than being forced to leave home to work in a factory. Today, some 200 skilled women work at home sewing the decorations, and many of them have been doing so for more than 10 years. All of the historical figure decorations are made in this way as well as numerous other designs.
St. Nicolas is proud to be a member of BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Suppliers) and supports the 10 Principles of Fair Trade, as set out by the World Fair Trade Organization.