10cm Hansel & Gretel House German Incense Burner By Graupner
Height: 10.3cmWidth: 12.2cmDepth: 6.9cm
- Authentic German Incense Smoker (Räuchermann)
- Hand crafted by Graupner in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains)
- Featured as Hansel & Gretel house
- Measures approx 10cm in height
- Hand painted figurines
- Highly colourful design
- Non toxic colours
- Made from sycamore maple
- High level of craftsmanship
- Incense cone is clamped inside the house on a device made of stainless steel
- Smoke appears to flow out of the chimney
- Suitable for 30mm incense sticks
- Excellent gift idea
- Authentic Erzgebirge folk art
- Great Christmas decoration
- Fast delivery Australia wide
- Free delivery on orders over $400
- Happiness guaranteed
Note: The smoking house must only be used under supervision, and always placed on a heat-resistant surface
The Origin of Traditional German Smokers
First designed in the Erzgebirge in the late 1600s, a German smoking man (otherwise known as Räuchermann) is a wooden figurine with a hollowed out belly that holds an incense cone, allowing smoke to come out of the figurine's mouth.
The early German smoking men designs were styled to resemble the trades of the local village people, such as miners, shepherds, farmers, chimney sweepers, carpenters, hunters, foresters and wood gatherers. Today smoking men have taken on a variety of forms, with hundreds of unique designs on offer both traditional and modern in style. Perhaps what has made these smokers so popular throughout history is that they honour the work of the common people rather than resemble famous figures, royalty or high up professions. These whimsical designs make fantastic gift ideas, and have become a European Christmas decoration staple.
Traditional German smokers have a number of Christmas themed incense fragrances on offer. Some scents include gingerbread, cinnamon, chocolate, marzipan and baked apple just to name a few. Let these wonderful scents fill your house this Christmas time to add just that little bit extra to the Christmas charm already in the air.
An Authentic Product From The Erzgebirge
Traditional German Christmas crafts originated in the Ore Mountains, otherwise known as the Erzgebirge in Germany, more than 200 years ago. The picturesque town of Seiffen is world famous for its toy making, and is known as ‘Christmas ornament town’. It was in this region that Erzgebirge mountain folk art originated in the 1700s, with designs including Christmas pyramids (weihnachtspyramide), nutcrackers (Nussknacker), wooden smoking men (räuchermann), wooden figurines and candle arches (schwibbogen), all of which are well loved European Christmas decorations today. The Erzgebirge region is so devoted to Christmas decorations that it is known as the ‘Home of Christmas’. By purchasing an item that has been crafted in the Erzgebirge, you are supporting a region that honors its heritage and values.
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