In this column on some of the pages you will find a brief history or description of the main crafts, the Erzgebirge Holzkunst. We hope you find the information of interest and that you may see why in Germany, its known as, Holzkunst mit Herz. Woodcraft with Heart.
Much from the rich history of typical Seiffen peoples craft, Volkskunst, which has its roots in wooden toys turned on the lathe, 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.
Today not so much toys to play with, but appreciated across all age groups, the skilful 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, shopping and reading through our web site and hope too that you will discover a fondness for this exquisite wood work from the Erzgebirge, Made in Germany.
Memories of Christmas past, the glow of the candles and the gentle chime of the bell as the Angels pass by.
Wonder in Wood is the only Christmas Shop in England specialising in woodcraft from the Erzgebirge in Germany.
We have the largest selection of genuine German Christmas Decorations in the country with a large selection of items suitable for all year round as well as Easter and other seasonal items. Based in Skipton, “the Gateway to the Dales”, which is a great place to visit throughout the year. There is always lots going on and things to do, the world famous Skipton street Market on four days a week, great shopping. Please see our links page for Events around Skipton.
Welcome to Wonder in Wood “The German Christmas Shop ” For the best in Genuine German Woodcraft.