Saturday, September 1, 2012

*KAETHE WOHLFAHRT*

THIS IS AN EARLY GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS FROM MY MOM :)
OH I LOVE THIS PYRAMID I HAD TO TAKE PICS TODAY BEFORE I
PUT IT AWAY TIL THE ADVENT TIME...IT IS ALL HANDMADE, IT LOOKS
AMAZING!

Pyramids

Christmas pyramids were first produced in Germany's Ore Mountains. The mechanism that moved ore from deep in the mine to the earth's surface inspired woodworkers to craft the pyramids spinning carousel. Traditionally, the heat from burning candles moved the pyramid's blades, which caused the carousel and its beautifully carved figures to slowly turn.
Käthe Wohlfahrt artists carry on this tradition, designing, carving and assembling these moving symbols of Christmas.
 
http://www.christmasfromgermany.com/articles.asp?id=132
 
 
 
 
 
 


4 comments:

Patti said...

How lovely! What a wonderful gift! Their booth is my favorite at the Chicago Christkindlmarket each year. Enjoy your new treasure!
Blessings, Patti

janet said...

What a wonderful gift..
I have always liked these..
My grandmother had one and us grandchildren would always be mesmerized by it..
Have a great Labor Day..

Ele said...

Warst du bei K. Wohlfahrt in Rothenburg? Das ist ja so eine schöne Weihnachtswelt, das ganze Jahr über...;-)
Eine ähnliche Pyramide haben wir schon seit vielen Jahren, wir freuen und jedes Jahr daran

LG Gabriele

Anonymous said...


We just spent 2 weeks in Germany on a river cruise. We stopped at Kaethe W.'s shop plus the Christmas museum at her one shop that featured antique Christmas items. They were wonderful..

So is the beautiful decoration from your mother. I am sure you will treasure it as well as the time you spent together.

Charlotte