December 26, 2012

White wafers

Christmas lights and decorations hanging from the cupola of the Ateneo Church of the Gesù The decorations hanging from the cupola of the Ateneo Church of the Gesù this Christmas season are called Neules de Mallorca, a traditional craft from the island of Mallorca or Majorca in Spain. They are cut-out paper disks with delicate designs which originally were edible wafers made of the same unleavened bread that Roman Catholic communion wafers are made of.

11 comments:

Tamera said...

They are beautiful Hilda, and so are the blue lights. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Maligayang Pasko!

Dina said...

Wow, what an idea! Beautiful.

Lowell said...

Unique and quite charming. I suppose real wafers would get a bit stale hanging there! :-)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This gives new meaning to the concept of a white Christmas.

brattcat said...

beautiful.

Birdman said...

Edible decorations? Leave it to the Catholics to combine a sacrament and lunch. hahahaha!

Rob Mandy said...

Very nice indeed!
We never skated either...

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee... this reminds «Louis» (who is Lutheran) of the joke about some Lutherans who think that the communion wafers are too spicy!
:-)

George said...

This is very interesting -- and beautiful.

JM said...

Lovely! Hope you had a great Christmas, Hilda.

Linda said...

Wow, that is so pretty! Kind of a new year thing... have a great one!