The Lebkuchen (Gingerbread) Vendor, 10"

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The Lebkuchen (Gingerbread) Vendor Nussknacker, 10"
Handmade in the Erzgebirge region of Seiffen, Germany - where the first nutcrackers were made over 100 years ago!

English: nutcracker
German: nussknacker

At the market, this natural-colored gingerbread seller certainly isn’t cold; he has pulled his warm scarf up to his chin. On his large tray, he's spread out the most delicious gingerbread and their delightful scent fills the air. Perhaps this charming fellow will also visit you?!

Features: real rabbit fur, handcrafted red and yellow scarf, tray full of gingerbread goodies, natural wood finish with lever on back to open and close mouth

Nutcrackers from the Erzgebirge
Nutcrackers are as much a part of an Erzgebirge Christmas as stollen. They are still fashioned in local workshops just as they were in the past. About 130 individual steps are needed to make one of these figures. They are made almost exclusively from native woods such as spruce, linden, beech, alder and lime.

The beards of high-quality nutcrackers are usually made from rabbit fur, and their accessories are often made from leather and fabric. While the non-authentic versions look a lot like the real ones, subtle differences help make true German nutcrackers stand out.

While other manufacturers use synthetic hair like on baby dolls, authentic German nutcrakers have real rabbit fur, are hand-painted, and actually crack nuts! Other important things to look for in a real German nutcracker is the region from which it was manufactured. 

Product Info:
• Handmade in the Erzgebirge region of Seiffen, Germany
• Made from Linden wood
• Manufacturer: Christian Ulbricht GmbH
• Item Number: 32/N/698/CU
• Dimensions: approx. 10"H x 4"W x 4"D; 1 lb.

We have been in business for over 25 years! Our Brick-and-Mortar store is a great advantage for you! You'll receive individual customer service and assistance tailored  to your needs. All of our imported products ship from right here in Helen, Georgia so less chance of damage PLUS no surprise VAT or Customs Import Fees.