Le conte de la jeune fille aux doigts dorés

Gaëtan, Faïk

Illustrator country: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Scenarist: Gaëtan, Faïk

Scenarist country: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Language: French

Keywords: Love; magic; marriage; river


Participated to Africa e Mediterraneo Award 2005-2006


Published in: edited by S. Federici e A. Marchesini Reggiani, Africa Comics 2005-2006, Lai-momo, Sasso Marconi 2006 ISBN: 978-88-89581-23-0

The story of the young girl with golden fingers – Once upon a time there was a young shepherdess held captive inside a dark castle by a giant. Every time she pricked herself, golden threads came streaming out of her fingers; she used these threads to secretly embroider a handkerchief. One day she manages to escape, but the giant runs after her, right up to the river bank. The giant then blows some air out and fills the golden veil that the young girl wears round her neck, lifting the young shepherdess up in to the air and over a field of white lilies. A prince sees her and falls in love with her. After leading her to his kingdom, they get married. The giant, on the other hand, is transformed into a tree, with its roots locked into the shady river.

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Technique: Ink and watercolor on paper


Original drawings

Year: 2006

Dimensions: 26,9 x 35,8 cm

Inventory: inv. 749 / coll. CX25.CONGO.FAIK.1

Number of sheets: 4

Notes: Each page on the bottom of recto has the Author's signature-symbol - The fourth page on the bottom of recto: 03-06 - Each page on verso: Faïk Gaëtan, 2006/DU 28