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

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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 Advent Candle Holder, Table

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    Unfortunately the workshop in Germany was not able to provide us with this item this year.A beautiful way to celebrate Advent - a centerpiece for ...

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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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    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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