Erzgebirgische Volkskunst Richard Glässer

Table pyramid traditional

Erzgebirgische Volkskunst Richard Glässer
Table pyramid traditional
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    Moving figure of light

    Their interplay of light, warmth and movement exerts a special fascination on the observer - and they spread that cozy atmosphere of an island of light glowing in the darkness that we inevitably associate with Christmas. Christmas pyramids are as much a part of the holiday as baubles are of the Christmas tree. The artisans of the Erzgebirge Mountains, who combined the medieval rotating tree, the light rack of the 18th century and allegedly the model of the horse horse to the pyramid art, have a great share in their success. Up to the modern age, the pyramid acts as a moving light figure of the Christmas decoration.

    This winged pyramid takes up the classic one-story structure. As delicate as it appears, it is made of the solid wood of beech, birch and ash, whose different natural colors and grains are skillfully combined into a harmonious whole. A small special feature are the adapters made of brass-plated sheet steel: they allow you to operate the pyramid both with tea lights and with tree candles. As soon as the candles are lit, the Christmas forest motif lets Santa Claus, sleds and skiing children, deer and small trees glide around the central fir. Mainly turned by hand, velvety smooth polished and partly hand-painted: Each figure is carefully crafted and testifies to the experience and artistry of the Seiffen workshop, where this table pyramid is made in traditional craftsmanship, supported by modern technology.

    Folk art from the Erzgebirge. Seiffen

    The fact that a famous wood art developed in the originally densely forested Erzgebirge is not only explained by the availability of the material. As a branch of industry, handicrafts became all the more important as the local mining industry rapidly lost resources and profitability. Folk art slipped into this gap, which mining - no less than Christmas - still shaped with numerous motifs. A center of wood art emerged around Seiffen, where one of the first specialized trade schools was founded in 1853 to promote handicrafts. In the so-called Toy Corner, small and large craft businesses still produce the classics of the folk art of the Erzgebirge: from hoop animals and smoking men to miner figures and nutcrackers to candle arches and wing pyramids.


    This product is an example of genuine handicraft; therefore, minor deviations in size and colour may occur.

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      Single-level pyramid made of lacquered beech, birch and ash wood. Height 29 cm, width 23.5 cm, depth 17 cm. Weight 430 g. Adapter tealight holder (Ø 4 cm) and candle holder (Ø 1.4 cm) brass-plated sheet steel. Incl. 4 tealights.
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