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Modern German Folk Art

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"Toy making" is a centuries old tradition in the northeast part of Germany known as the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) - remarkably beautiful forests, hills and small towns must have inspired the artisans in their work. Nutcrackers, Smoker figures, Nativity Scenes and more are turned or carved from wood and hand painted in small workshops.

But the folk art has continued to evolve and new manufacturing techniques are married with age-old traditions and young artist-entrepreneurs are putting new twists on iconic forms.

Gingerbread World is pleased to offer a large selection of both traditional and modern Wooden Figures from Germany - from the Erzgebirge and from other regions like the Schwarzwald (Black Forest). Here are some of the more modern designs we stock.
  • The Oak Men Scandinavian Wooden Tree, Large Branches
    The Oak Men Scandinavian Wooden Tree, Large Branches

    The Oak Men Scandinavian Wooden Tree, Large Branches

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    Solid Oak. Hand turned. For cozy decoration around Christmas - or why not all year?Add it to The Oak Men Tray with Magnetic Candle Holders or as a ...

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  • The Oak Men Scandinavian Wooden Tree, Large Solid
    The Oak Men Scandinavian Wooden Tree, Large Solid

    The Oak Men Scandinavian Wooden Tree, Large Solid

    Original price $59.95 - Original price $59.95
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    Solid Oak. Hand turned. For cozy decoration around Christmas - or why not all year?Add it to The Oak Men Tray with Magnetic Candle Holders or as a ...

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  • The Oak Men Scandinavian Wooden Tree, Small Branches
    The Oak Men Scandinavian Wooden Tree, Small Branches

    The Oak Men Scandinavian Wooden Tree, Small Branches

    Original price $39.95 - Original price $39.95
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    Solid Oak. Hand turned. For cozy decoration around Christmas - or why not all year?Add it to The Oak Men Tray with Magnetic Candle Holders or as a ...

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  • The Oak Men Scandinavian Wooden Tree, Small Solid

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    Solid Oak. Hand turned. For cozy decoration around Christmas - or why not all year?Add it to The Oak Men Tray with Magnetic Candle Holders or as a ...

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  • The Oak Men Scandinavian Wooden Tree Brass Star Topper
    The Oak Men Scandinavian Wooden Tree Brass Star Topper

    The Oak Men Scandinavian Wooden Tree Brass Star Topper

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    Solid brass. Cool add-on that fits all Oak Men wooden trees - and it really twinkles!ø 5 cmMade in Denmark

  • Seiffener Volkskunst Tradition und Form TWIST Trees

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    Introducing the new TWIST Trees created by Seiffener Volkskunst in collaboration with German design duo Westosteron. A unique and modern take on ...

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  • European Ware Haus Seiffener Volkskunst Modern Smoker - Santa with Swivel
    European Ware Haus Seiffener Volkskunst Modern Smoker - Santa with Swivel

    Seiffener Volkskunst Modern Smoker - Swivel Head Santa

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    Clever design by Design.Werk in Germany and brought to life by the artisans at Seiffener Volkskunst. Santa’s head and pointy hat turn freely on t...

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  • Gingerbread World Erzgebirge Canada – Seiffener Volkskunst - Double Light Arch with Hand carved Nativity Scene SV15371
    Gingerbread World Erzgebirge Canada – Seiffener Volkskunst - Double Light Arch with Hand carved Nativity Scene SV15371

    Seiffener Volkskunst Modern Double Light Arch with Nativity Figures

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    A traditional German folk art form called a Leuchterbogen or Light Arch. With modern lines and a totally modern USB cord to light it up.A beautiful...

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  • Gingerbread World Erzgebirge Canada – Seiffener Volkskunst - Double Light Arch with USB power cord for LED lights SV15370

    Seiffener Volkskunst Modern Double Light Arch with USB

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    A traditional German folk art form called a Leuchterbogen or Light Arch. With modern lines and a totally modern USB cord to light it up.Display you...

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  • Seiffener Volkskunst Modern Light Arch wit USB shown with Wendt und Kuehn Orchestra Angels
    Seiffener Volkskunst Modern Light Arch wit USB shown with USB cord and charger

    Seiffener Volkskunst Modern Light Arch with USB

    Original price $109.95 - Original price $119.95
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    A traditional German folk art form called a Leuchterbogen or Light Arch. With modern lines and a totally modern USB cord to light it up.The Light ...

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  • Gingerbread World Modern Pyamid and Candle Holders Kleinvieh LBK104
    Gingerbread World Modern Pyamid and Candle Holders Kleinvieh LBK104

    Kleinvieh Lichtelbaukasten Modern Erzgebirge Set - Black and White

    Original price $221.95 - Original price $221.95
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    A modern take on traditional German folk art in bold black and white (natural light-coloured wood). The Pyramid that is often seen during the Chris...

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  • Gingerbread World Modern Pyamid and Candle Holders Kleinvieh LBK103
    Gingerbread World Modern Pyamid and Candle Holders Kleinvieh LBK103

    Kleinvieh Lichtelbaukasten Modern Erzgebirge Set - Green and Red

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    A modern take on traditional German folk art in Christmasy red and green. The Pyramid that is often seen during the Christmas Season is presented h...

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  • Gingerbread World Modern Pyamid and Candle Holders Kleinvieh LBK105
    Gingerbread World Modern Pyamid and Candle Holders Kleinvieh LBK105

    Kleinvieh Lichtelbaukasten Modern Erzgebirge Set - Natural Oak with Candles

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    A modern take on traditional German folk art. The Pyramid that is often seen during the Christmas Season is presented here for year round enjoyment...

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  • Gingerbread World Modern Pyamid and Candle Holders Kleinvieh LBK205
    Gingerbread World Modern Pyamid and Candle Holders Kleinvieh LBK205

    Kleinvieh Lichtelbaukasten Modern Erzgebirge Set - Natural Oak with Nutcracker

    Original price $177.95 - Original price $221.95
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    A modern take on traditional German folk art. Each of the classic Erzgebirge wooden pieces is represented - the Nutcracker, the Smoker, the Pyramid...

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  • Gingerbread World Modern Pyamid and Candle Holders Kleinvieh LBK102
    Gingerbread World Modern Pyamid and Candle Holders Kleinvieh LBK102

    Kleinvieh Lichtelbaukasten Modern Erzgebirge Set - Yellow and Orange

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    A modern take on traditional German folk art in playful yellow and orange. The Pyramid that is often seen during the Christmas Season is presented ...

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  • Gingerbread World Erzgebirge Canada – Seiffener Volkskunst - Advent Candle Holder - Festive Red and Gold
    Gingerbread World Erzgebirge Canada – Seiffener Volkskunst - Advent Candle Holder - Natural Oak Wood

    Seiffener Volkskunst Advent Candle Holder, Table

    Original price $159.95 - Original price $159.95
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    A beautiful way to celebrate Advent - a centerpiece for your Holiday table. The hand turned tealight candle holder comes in two different colour s...

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  • Gingerbread World Erzgebirge Canada – Seiffener Volkskunst - Modern Smoker Christmas Pyramid Gnome Woodsman with Spanbaum SV16459

    Seiffener Volkskunst Modern Pyramid - Forest Gnome with Spanbaum

    Original price $149.95 - Original price $149.95
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    A modern take on the iconic Christmas Pyramid. The blocky design celebrates the beauty of natural wood with a group of Gnomes going round and round...

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  • Gingerbread World Erzgebirge Canada – Seiffener Volkskunst - Modern Smoker Christmas Pyramid Gnomes 16454
    Gingerbread World Erzgebirge Canada – Seiffener Volkskunst - Modern Smoker Christmas Pyramid Gnomes 16454

    Seiffener Volkskunst Modern Pyramid - Gnomes

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    A modern take on the iconic Christmas Pyramid. The blocky design celebrates the beauty of natural wood with a group of Gnomes going round and round...

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  • Gingerbread World Erzgebirge Canada – Seiffener Volkskunst - Modern Smoker Christmas Pyramid Gnome Santa with Tea Light Candles SV16460

    Seiffener Volkskunst Modern Pyramid - Santa Gnome with Spanbaum

    Original price $149.95 - Original price $149.95
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    A modern take on the iconic Christmas Pyramid. The blocky design celebrates the beauty of natural wood with a group of Gnomes going round and round...

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  • The Oak Men Scandinavian Design Elements Candle Tray
    The Oak Men Scandinavian Design Elements Candle Tray

    The Oak Men Scandinavian Candle Tray

    Original price $114.95 - Original price $149.95
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    Place the magnetic candle holders where ever you want on this metal bottom tray then style with some of your favorite thingies and light up the ca...

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  • The Oak Men Scandinavian Lebowski Desk Organizer and Vase

    Original price $169.95 - Original price $169.95
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    Multiball... Use it as a decorative desk organizer or as a sculptural vase. Handmade out of massive European oak and based on it ́s own raw-metal ...

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    The Oak Men Scandinavian Mini Lebowski Desk Organizer and Vase

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    The little sibling to the Lebowski multiball! Use it as a decorative desk organizer or as a sculptural vase. Handmade out of massive European oak a...

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  • The Oak Men Modern Scandinavian Design Elements - Brass Candle Holders and Bud Vase for Magnetic Tray
    The Oak Men Modern Scandinavian Design Elements - Black Candle Holders and Bud Vase for Magnetic Tray

    The Oak Men Scandinavian Pimp Kit for Candle Tray

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    "Pimp" your Scandinavian Candle Tray! This cool set includes 5 new varieties of the candle holders and two small vases. Still magnetic, still fabul...

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  • Gingerbread World Gahlenz Holzkunst Smoker Figure - Business Person G16512
    Gingerbread World Gahlenz Holzkunst Smoker Figure - Business Person G16512

    Gahlenz Holzkunst Incense Smoker - Financial Auditor

    Original price $174.95 - Original price $174.95
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    This is absolutely my favourite Smoker of 2020 - maybe my favourite item in the whole shop!The Financial Auditor Smoker figure is really fired up a...

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  • Gingerbread World Gahlenz Holzkunst Smoker Figure - Business Person G16502

    Gahlenz Holzkunst Incense Smoker - Financial Auditor with Umbrella

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    This is absolutely my favourite Smoker of 2020 - maybe my favourite item in the whole shop!The Financial Auditor Smoker figure is really fired up a...

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  • Günter Reichel Natural Wood Nativity Scene - Shepherds w/ Sheep and Fence
    Günter Reichel Natural Wood Nativity Scene - Shepherds w/ Sheep and Fence

    Günter Reichel Natural Wood Nativity Scene - Shepherds w/ Sheep and Fence

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    I was immediately enthralled with this new Nativity Series from the artisans at Studio Günter Reichel. My family has been in wood manufacturing for...

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  • Gingerbread World Christkindlmarkt-online - Günter Reichel Natural Wood Nativity Scene - Three Kings or Three Wisemen
    Gingerbread World Christkindlmarkt-online - Günter Reichel Natural Wood Nativity Scene - Three Kings or Three Wisemen

    Günter Reichel Natural Wood Nativity Scene - Three Kings with Palms

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    I was immediately enthralled with this new Nativity Series from the artisans at Studio Günter Reichel. My family has been in wood manufacturing for...

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  • Waldfabrik Natural Wood Angel Figures with Metal Wings

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    I fell in love with these stately Angels with their weathered metal wings. Each Angel is unique with the colour and graining of the wood and the wa...

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  • Gingerbread World Waldfabrik Turned Wood Apple Fruit Ornament 5330
    Gingerbread World Waldfabrik Turned Wood Apple Fruit Ornament 5330

    Waldfabrik Natural Wood Apple Fruit Ornament

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    My Oma (German for grandmother) had a bowl of wooden fruit ornaments in her home so perhaps that is why I am so drawn to these wooden Apples. The l...

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  • European Ware Haus Waldfabrik Canada Heart Shaped Natural Wood Stones Set of 6
    European Ware Haus Waldfabrik Canada Heart Shaped Natural Wood Stones Set of 6

    Waldfabrik Natural Wood Heart Shaped "Stones", Set of 6

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    Each one of these Heart "Stones" has its own story told through the graining in the wood and the tree rings. Tree rings eagerly tell the stories of...

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  • European Ware Haus Raeder Design Canada Porcelain White and Gold Heart Stones Waldfabrik Heart shaped Bowl
    European Ware Haus Raeder Design Canada Porcelain White and Gold Heart Stone Waldfabrik Small Heart shaped Bowl

    Waldfabrik Natural Wood Heart Shaped Bowl

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    The beautiful heart-shaped natural wood Bowls make a lovely gift for Valentine's Day. For decorative purposes only the Bowls show off the natural w...

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  • European Ware Haus Raeder Design Canada Porcelain White and Gold Heart Stones Waldfabrik Heart shaped Bowl
    European Ware Haus Raeder Design Canada Porcelain White and Gold Heart Stones Waldfabrik Heart shaped Bowl

    Räder Design Heart "Stones" Set of 5

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    Räder creates modern, minimalist gifts and deko designed in Germany. These porcelain Heart "Stones" with gold details come in a set of 5. Display t...

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  • European Ware Haus Waldfabrik Canada Wooden Heart Shaped Jewelry Box WF4557
    European Ware Haus Waldfabrik Canada Wooden Heart Shaped Jewelry Box WF4557

    Waldfabrik Natural Wood Heart-Shaped Treasure Box

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    Hide a little something special inside this gorgeous wooden box for your Valentine! The lid lifts off to reveal a space large enough for jewelry, s...

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  • Waldfabrik Maple Leaf shaped wooden platter W5144
    Waldfabrik Maple Leaf shaped wooden platter W5144

    Waldfabrik Natural Wood Leaf-shaped Platter

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    Gorgeous oiled hardwood Platter in the shape of a Maple Leaf shows off the beauty of natural wood. Handcrafted in the Schwarzwald - Black Forest - ...

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  • Gingerbread World Waldfabrik Turned Wood Mushroom Ornaments 5303
    Gingerbread World Waldfabrik Turned Wood Mushroom Ornaments 5303
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    Waldfabrik Natural Wood Mushroom Ornament

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    Mushrooms (or Pilz in German) are intriguing in every way. These lathed wood Mushroom Ornaments celebrate that intrigue as well as celebrate the gr...

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  • Gingerbread World Waldfabrik Turned Wood Bowls with Live Bark Edge shown filled with chocolate pralines
    Gingerbread World Waldfabrik Turned Wood Bowls with Live Bark Edge 54361

    Waldfabrik Natural Wood Oval Bowls

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    The beautifully turned natural wood Bowls with real bark edges are beautiful displayed alone or as a grouping. For decorative purposes only the Bow...

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  • Gingerbread World Waldfabrik Turned Wood Pear Fruit Ornament 5318 Size 2
    Gingerbread World Waldfabrik Turned Wood Pear Fruit Ornament 5318 Size 2

    Waldfabrik Natural Wood Pear Fruit Ornament

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    My Oma (German for grandmother) had a bowl of wooden fruit ornaments in her home so perhaps that is why I am so drawn to these wood Pears and the w...

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  • European Ware Haus Waldfabrik Canada Natural Wood and Bark Serving Dish WF5453
    European Ware Haus Waldfabrik Canada Natural Wood and Bark Serving Dish WF5453

    Waldfabrik Natural Wood Platter with Real Bark Edge

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    Gorgeous oiled hardwood Platter with real bark edge handcrafted in the Schwarzwald - Black Forest - of southwest Germany. Display simply as is to e...

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  • Waldfabrik Star shaped wooden platter W5143

    Waldfabrik Natural Wood Star-shaped Platter

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    Gorgeous oiled hardwood Platter in the shape of a Star shows off the beauty of natural wood. Handcrafted in the Schwarzwald - Black Forest - of sou...

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  • European Ware Haus Waldfabrik Canada Mood Real Wood and Bark Treasure Box WF4372
    European Ware Haus Waldfabrik Canada Mood Real Wood and Bark Treasure Box WF4372

    Waldfabrik Natural Wood Treasure Box with Drawers

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    Truly a treasure of a treasure box. This small beautifully crafted piece of real wood and bark is made by hand by artisans at Waldfabrik the "Fores...

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  • Gingerbread World Waldfabrik Turned Wood Mood Barometer Statues 5164 Size 2

    Waldfabrik Turned Wood "Mood Barometer" Figures, Size 2

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    These beautifully turned and oiled wood figures may be positioned on their base to portray any mood from warmth and affection to the cold shoulder!...

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  • Waldfabrik Wood Folk Art Hanging Leaf Ornament - Oak Leaf - Gingerbread World European Living

    Waldfabrik Wood Folk Art Hanging Leaf Ornament - Oak Leaf

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    This gorgeous Oak Leaf Ornament is made from the hardwoods of Germany's Black Forest. The leaf is cut with bends and curves to imitate a real leaf....

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  • Waldfabrik Wood Folk Art Hanging Ornament - Moon with Star - Gingerbread World European Living
    Waldfabrik Wood Folk Art Hanging Ornament - Moon with Star - Gingerbread World European Living

    Waldfabrik Wood Folk Art Hanging Ornament - Moon with Star

    Original price $15.95 - Original price $29.95
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    The Waldfabrik Studio in Germany's Black Forest is "inspired by nature" - by the dense hardwood forests and rugged mountains of the region and the ...

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  • Waldfabrik Wooden Hanging Ornament - Circle with Swarovski Crystal
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    Waldfabrik Wooden Hanging Ornament - Circle with Swarovski Crystal

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    Bring a beautiful piece of Germany's Black Forest into your home or patio. The artisans at Waldfabrik use traditional craftsmanship as well as mode...

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  • Waldfabrik Wooden Hanging Ornament - Fish with Swarovski Crystal

    Waldfabrik Wooden Hanging Ornament - Fish with Swarovski Crystal

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    Bring a beautiful piece of Germany's Black Forest into your home or patio. The artisans at Waldfabrik use traditional craftsmanship as well as mode...

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  • Waldfabrik Wooden Hanging Ornament - Owl with Swarovski Crystal
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    Waldfabrik Wooden Hanging Ornament - Owl with Swarovski Crystal

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    I love the clean crisp lines and wood graining in this laser cut and hand sanded Owl Ornament from the Black Forest region of Germany. The studio t...

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