In addition to our Angels with Pleated Skirts we produce a great variety of other typical Erzgebirge Christmas decorations. With the knowledge of several generations of wooden toy makers and by using indigenous wood we want to pass some Erzgebirge tradition on to you. Discover Christmas Pyramids, Candle Arches, Incense Smokers, Nutcrackers and Candle Holders – all handmade and certified “Echt Erzgebirge® - Holzkunst mit Herz“ (Original from the Erzgebirge).
The calm, consistent rotation of Christmas Pyramids is so fascinating and helps escaping the daily routine. Warm candle light creates a cosy atmosphere and excited children beam with joy.
Blank Christmas Pyramids are made by hand with great attention to detail and convince by high, certified quality. Be enchanted by angels in wooden pleated skirts, different nativity motifs, Erzgebirge landscapes, or colourful infant scenes.
They are not only a traditional Christmas living room decoration made of wood and are best displayed in a winter window. Above all, the candle arches from BLANK Kunsthandwerk offer the appropriate setting and plenty of space for the presentation of your collection of original Erzgebirge angels with pleated skirts from Grünhainichen. Matching your angel orchestra we offer the candle arches in heavenly blue and white or in natural wood. But whichever design you prefer, our candle arches are child-safe to operate due to their electric lighting - and now equipped with modern LED-lights.
When Christmas Eve is fast approaching, everyone is counting the days until the special day. It is tradition in the Erzgebirge to light another candle on the Christmas Candle Holder on every Advent Sunday in order to symbolize the remaining time until Christmas and to make those long, dark winter days cosier.
Our handmade Blank Candle Holders from Grünhainichen in the German Erzgebirge are furthermore beautiful decoration areas for the filigree, wooden Blank Angels with Pleated Skirts. They are available for traditional wax candles or for tealights. „Echt Erzgebirge® - Holzkunst mit Herz“ (Original from the Erzgebirge).
As an invention of the Erzgebirge wooden toy makers, incense smokers (or "Räuchermännl", "Raachermannl") are an integral part of local folk art and Christmas customs. But this tradition also moves with the times.
In the past, incense smokers were just simple storage containers for incense cones, but today they come in all shapes and sizes! Whether as an incense smoker or incense smoking woman, traditionally or as an embodiment of various professional groups, as smoking mushrooms or smokehouses - the lovingly handcrafted figures will delight you.
Here you will find colored smoking figures, sanded smoking men, traditional smoking men and unusual smoking figures such as smoking mushrooms, smoking ovens, smoking women or smoking houses.
The Franz Karl brand figures are manufactured by us in our workshops in Grünhainichen. The original Franz Karl brand comes from Venusberg. But since 2000 we have been producing these beautiful figures at Blank Kunsthandwerk according to the well-known patterns and in the usual design language.
Nutcrackers are surely the most popular products of our Erzgebirge wooden toy makers. They are not just decorative but useful, too. The figures are made of regional wood like beech and spruce, painted in bright colours and decorated with fine materials like fur, braids and chains. „Echt Erzgebirge® - Holzkunst mit Herz“.
Barefoot Kings of the Erzgebirge Artist Rolf Büttner are truly unique pieces. They are available in limited numbers and very demanded by collectors of art. Every item is numbered and signed by the artist.