Famous Wood Chip Christmas Tree of the Ore Mountains Erzgebirge
This craftsman uses mostly his feel for the wood to create these incredible Span Trees (Spanbaum) in the Seiffener Volkskunst Studio in the Erzgebirge Region of Germany.
Using a method developed in the 1930's, the trees are hand carved from linden wood, curl-by-curl, layer-by-layer. The craftsman hand cuts hundreds of precisely curled “branches” made with only a chisel. Trees come in many sizes from a tiny 5 cm to a towering 1 meter high.
Gingerbread World does not stock these trees but we would be happy to special order them for you from our friends at Seiffener Volkskunst.
You will find them in our shop as part of other items such as the Choir of Carolers Pyramid. Also find these special trees surrounding a colourful Santa Gnome in the Modern Design Pyramid with Tea Light candles.
Kind of cool that I have personally seen the gentleman in the video at work in the studio in Seiffen. Visiting Seiffen - the town in the Erzgebirge Region famous for folk art - I got to visit a number of small workshops where artisans create the Nutcrackers, Smoker and Pyramids that we carry in the shop.
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