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November 10, 2010. A company in Torroella de Montgrí (Girona, Spain) called "Caganer.com", which specializes in the production of "caganers", unveiled today its new figurine for Christmas, Michael Jackson, Josn Lennon or prince Charles. .A "Caganer" is a small figure from Catalonia, usually made of fired clay, which depicts as squatting person in the act defecating.."Caganer" is Catalan for pooper. It forms part of one of the typical figures of the manger or "Nativity" scene together with Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus but hidden in a corner. It is a humorous figure, originally portraying a peasant wearing a "barretina" (a red stocking hat), and seems to date from the 18th century when it was believed that the figure's deposits would fertilize the earth to bring a prosperous year. With the course of time, the original personage of this pooping figure was substituted with personalities from the political and sports worlds and other famous personalities..From left to right Buddhist leader Dalai Lama and Pope Benedictus XVI, Joseph Ratzinger.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download