Nativity star small
Supernova, comet or planetary conjunction: The question of which historical event caused the Christmas star to shine in the sky cannot be answered beyond doubt to this day. Undoubtedly, however, is: What once lit the way of the Magi, points today worldwide as a symbol to the stable of Bethlehem - and this crib star made of linden wood effectively completes with puristic clear accentuation the scenic design in the Small Nativity Set of the manufactory Björn Köhler.
The poetry of the essential
In Eppendorf near Seiffen lives and works master turner Björn Köhler. He has made it his mission to combine craftsmanship with contemporary design. His choice of motifs is based on Erzgebirge traditions, but his figures are extremely puristic and at the same time extraordinarily expressive design.
As an artisan of the Erzgebirge, Köhler treats the material wood in his manufactory as it deserves: with respect and a sense of form. Already the selection of the woods testifies to expertise and care, for example, the natural growth and the slow drying of the wood play a decisive role. The production is mainly done by hand, the gauges (holding devices for forms that cannot be held by hand on the lathe) are made individually for each form in order to be able to work true to the pattern and cleanly. The surface treatment is carefully adjusted to the strength and density of the respective wood. It is repeatedly sanded and "polished" by hand in order to adequately bring out the natural grain and achieve a velvety feel that is pleasant to the touch. In every detail, Köhler and his team pay attention to precision, even the fit of grain and dimension is precisely aligned.
Erzgebirge folk art. Seiffen
The fact that a famous wood art developed in the originally densely forested Erzgebirge mountains cannot be explained by the availability of the material alone. As a branch of industry, handicrafts gained all the more importance as the local mining industry rapidly lost resources and profitability. The Erzgebirge folk art slipped into this gap, which the mining industry - no less than Christmas - still shaped with numerous motifs. A center of wood art developed around Seiffen, where one of the first specialized trade schools was founded in 1853 to promote handicrafts. In the so-called Spielzeugwinkel make to this day small and large craft enterprises the classics of Erzgebirge folk art: from hoop animal and smoking man over miner figure and nutcracker to Schwibbogen and wing pyramid.
This product is an example of genuine handicraft; therefore, minor deviations in size and colour may occur.
Article Number 208570
If you have a question concerning this product you are welcome to contact us. For this your E-Mail program will open.
For advice, spare parts or special requests - our customer centre will take care of your questions and concerns, personally and competently.
You can reach us from Monday to Friday at +49 2309 939095 or anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is good for everything: With our PDF gift certificates you can choose from the entire Manufactum selection. Pick a motif which you can send by email or print out and present personally, immediately after submitting your order.Order now