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Modern German Folk Art

"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  • Seiffener Volkskunst Tradition und Form TWIST Trees

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

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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.The Light ...

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  • Kleinvieh Lichtelbaukasten Modern Erzgebirge Set - Black and White

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Seiffener Volkskunst Modern Pyramid - Forest Gnome with Spanbaum

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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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  • 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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  • The Oak Men Scandinavian Candle Tray

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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

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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 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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  • Seiffener Volkskunst Battery Pack for Light Arch with USB

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    Battery Pack for use with the Seiffener Volkskunst Modern Light Arch with USB.Insert 4 AA batteries. Plug USB cord from Arch into the pack. On/Off ...

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  • Gahlenz Holzkunst Incense Smoker - Financial Auditor

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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

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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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  • Günter Reichel Natural Wood Nativity Scene - Three Kings with Palms

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Waldfabrik Natural Wood Heart-Shaped Treasure Box

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    Hide a little something special inside this gorgeous wooden box for your favourite person! The lid lifts off to reveal a space large enough for jew...

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  • 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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  • Waldfabrik Natural Wood Pear Fruit Ornament

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Waldfabrik Wood Folk Art Hanging Ornament - Moon with Star

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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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    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

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  • Waldfabrik Natural Wood Heart Shaped Ring Dish

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

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  • Waldfabrik Natural Wood Heart Shaped Bowl

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  • Seiffener Volkskunst Modern Pyramid - Christmas Scene

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    A modern take on the iconic Christmas Pyramid. The blocky design celebrates the beauty of natural wood with a stylized depiction of Santa and his s...

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  • Seiffener Volkskunst Modern Pyramid - Seiffener Church and Carollers

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    A modern take on the iconic Christmas Pyramid. The blocky design celebrates the beauty of natural wood with a stylized depiction of the famous Berg...

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  • Seiffener Volkskunst Modern Pyramid - Christmas Nativity Scene

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    A modern take on the iconic Christmas Pyramid. All the key figures from the Christmas story are presented in natural wood in a variety of species. ...

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