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German Hand-Carved Santa Ornament

German Hand-Carved Santa Ornament


In the Easternmost region of Germany, bordering the Czech Republic, lie the Erzgebirge, or Ore Mountains. Once rich with ore deposits, the mountain range became known for its beautiful hand-carved wooden folk art in the 17th century following the decline of the mining industry. Over countless generations, the region has been celebrated for its handsome hand-painted and carved wooden treasures, especially prominent at Christmastime.

Today, the Erzgebirge region remains a popular tourist attraction and Christmas destination for those around the world seeking the traditional holiday joy captured by these enchanting carvings.

Lovingly hand-crafted in the Erzgebirge region of Germany by the award-winning third generation wood carver Bettina Franke, this Santa Ornament is both festive and nostalgic. This dutiful Santa, a sack of Christmas goodies upon his back with a single sweet evergreen in hand. With its high-quality design and old-fashioned charm, this authentic piece of German folk art is sure to bring a joyous warmth to your tree this Christmas.

 3 1/8" x 1 1/2".

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