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Escultura del Biznaguero, Malaga

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  • The sculpture of El Biznaguero was the work of sculptor Jaime Fernandez Pimentel in 1963 and represents a young man who sold flowers in the city. It is a very beautiful sculpture and its location in t...  more »
  • Statue representing the seller of jazmine. The biznaga is not a natural flower thus born of a plant. It is a composition made with jasmine inserted one by one in a dry shell of a natural plant and has many spikes. In each one of those skewers are introduces a jasmine. Jasmine are gathered when they are still closed to make it easier to fill in the frame of the biznaga. And fall evening Jasmine is open and the set is taking the form of a ball with a stunning scent. Biznaga is summer and the smell of jasmine.
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  • This sculpture representative of the malagueño character who is selling exquisite by the street's is located at the foot of the Citadel, in the gardens of Pedro Luis Alonso, next to the Town Hall and the Park of Malaga. It is up on a plateau surrounded by dwarf Palm trees that grace the scene even more. Worth a visit both sculpture and gardens. The sculpture is life-size.
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  • . A traditional craft The statue of the Biznaguero is one of two statues representing traditional crafts of Malaga. The other is the statue of the Cenachero - the fisherman selling fish from baskets - which is a few hundred metres away at the entrance to the Plaza de la Marina. Biznagas are bunches of jasmine, but prepared in a special way. The flowers, individual flowers, are picked while still in bud, and then the Biznaguero (or probably his wife, if we are going to be honest here!) takes a thistle head with sharp spikes, and pops a jasmine flower on each spike. You end up with something looking like a giant dandelion puff ball, but made of sweet-smelling jasmine. As you can see, this is a labour-intensive craft, and the flowers, out of water of course, fade and die fast. They are pretty pricey and sold in up-market flower shops at 18-22 € each. Each head! So nowadays you are most likely to see the biznagas made of silk rather than real ones. But this statue is a lovely reminder of the traditions of the past. .