Photo Gallery: Catalonia's El Caganer Christmas Figure 11/25/2008
A caganer -- or "pooper" -- is a small figurine of a person squatting down with...
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A caganer -- or "pooper" -- is a small figurine of a person squatting down with lowered pants (or raised skirt) to answer nature's call. The original "El Caganer" is a wooden or clay figure of a peasant wearing the traditional floppy red Catalan cap with a black band ("barretina") and smoking a cigarette or a pipe.