PICEA ABIES - SPRUCE
Joshepmunda and the spruce share their European origin. Just like the giants of Pamplona, this tree is noteworthy for its longevity - the oldest known tree being a 9,550 year-old spruce!. Its wood was used to produce the famous Stradivarius violins.
“JOSHEPAMUNDA” EUROPEAN QUEEN
The giants were created by a craftsman from the Valley of Baztan over 150 years ago. When they dance, it would take a human tower of three people to reach their height.
Each giant carries a characteristic element. The European queen carries a folded fan in her hand. She is accompanied by “gaiteros” and tambourines. She has three bearers.