Christmas pyramids originated in the Erzgebirge more than 200 years ago as a symbol of light reflecting the miners' wish for a safe return home from the darkness and danger of the mines. As mining died off some miners began woodcarving originally a hobby after a hard day's work in the mine as a full-time occupation. These wonderful creations were a genuine folk tradition.
Christmas pyramids are the precursors of the modern Christmas tree. As the popularity of Christmas trees increased during the 19th century craftsmen of the Erzgebirge created these man-made wooden trees in the shape of a pyramid.
They were originally stands made from four wooden rods and three shelves to hold Christmas figurines. Eventually someone attached the shelves to a central rod topped by a pinwheel. When burning candles were placed at the base the rising warmed air turned the pinwheel's blades and the shelves would rotate.
The pyramid has changed tremendously from the original simple rod construction first produced in the Erzgebirge. Light the pyramid's most important and beautiful feature is still the same. Light sets the pyramid in motion and light has the same meaning for all of us as well as the people of the Erzgebirge: for more than two hundred years it has been and remains the symbol of life.
Modern wooden light arcs for tea lights from the Erzgebirge - window decorations for Christmas
The Erzgebirge light arches from Seiffener Volkskunst eG have a long tradition.
For more than 60 years, handicrafts made of wood have been handcrafted with great attention to detail by the artisans in Seiffen.
The modern light arch made of decorative maple wood is not only a magical window decoration for Christmas, but also a fascinating gift for all lovers of original Erzgebirge folk art. The tea lights guarantee a festive atmosphere.
Real Erzgebirge, wood art with a heart, these unique and magnificent works of art are wonderful Christmas decorations, decorative gifts as well as popular collector's items.
The fascinating light arches have a height of 13 cm. It is 24 cm wide and 10 cm deep and, depending on the variant, has a weight of 255 g to 300 g. They are assembled from several individual parts and are made from local hardwood. We obtain our wood from selected sawmills in Germany. A high-quality workmanship and design gives you a unique product of Erzgebirge craftsmanship.
Dimensions product (HxWxD): 13x24x10 cm
Packaging dimensions (LxWxH): 26x14x12 cm
Product weight: depending on the variant from 255 g to 300 g
Weight including packaging: depending on the variant from 355 g to 400 g
The tea lights are not included in the scope of delivery
Made in Germany
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