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Wonder In Wood

 

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On these pages you will find a brief history or description of the main crafts, the Erzgebirge Holzkunst, along with information on the area. We hope you find the pages of interest and that you may see why in Germany, its known as, Woodcraft with Heart, Holzkunst mit Herz in German.

While this site is being expanded shopping is available via our Wonder In Wood, German Christmas Shop site.

Much from the rich history of typical Seiffen peoples craft, Volkskunst, which has its roots in wooden toys turned on the lathe, and has stood the test of time over the generations up to the present day.

Seiffen also known as Toy Town, Spielzeugdorf Seiffen, and the Christmas Village, Weihnachts Dorf, is still the main town in the Erzgebirge, producing, Christmas Pyramids, Weihnachts Pyramiden, Smoky Men, Räuchermann, and much more.

Wood drying in Seiffen

 

Today not so much toys to play with, but appreciated across all age groups, the skillful hands of the wood turners and artists, appealing to each generation in its own way, from the youngster mesmerized by the little incense puffing figures ( Smoky Men / Smokers ) to the avid collector with the appreciation for the work of the German Master Craftsman, in Germany and throughout the World .

 

The following pages will illustrated some of the artistic skills of the master craftsmen and the artistry of their products. We hope you enjoy looking and reading through our web site and hope too that you will discover a fondness for this exquisite wood work from the Erzgebirge.

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