Let the fun begin!

Let the fun begin!
Miles Family - October 2011 - Northern Ethiopian Trip in the Tigray Region

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Erzgebirgische Holzkunst aus Gahlenz

The title for the day is roughly translated into Ore mountain's folkart located in the city of Gahlenz. We visited our first place that makes and sells nutcrackers, smoker men and other wood art. Oh, it was so exciting for all of us. I need to reiterate my previous post on "made in china" nutcrackers are forbidden in our house and only Erzgebirge "original"nutcrackers are allowed for Christmas decorations. After visiting Gahlenz, it is very easy to agree with Mitch. They are fanstastic and you want to buy everything in the store. I think that is the point. hee, hee, hee

For years Mitch has been telling me that he always wanted a wooden figurine of a german woman holding a plate of kloesse (potato balls). The wooden figurine is what we call a smoker man/girl. You put a type of candle in the figurine and then smoke comes out of her plate of kloesse or potato balls. Guess what we saw today? Yep, we bought the kloesse gal. hee, hee

We took a few pictures of the factory and nutcrackers outside. Apparently, Gahlenz had the largest nutcracker made in the world in 1994? How cool would it be to sell all these Christmas decorations year round? Enjoy the pics!

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