Heartbreaking as it was to hear about the Steinbach company going bankrupt, there are still new Nutcrackers available from the original Steinbach company. You can recognize them from the hanging red tag.Hand carved from genuine wood, the Steinbach Oktober Fest Nutcracker is dressed in a brightly colored traditional uniform. At 17″ tall, he sports a black hat with feathers, ribbon, and a braid on it.. He is hand-painted by artisans in Germany, making it an authentic and valuable treasure perfect for decorating or gift-giving. Meticulously hand-carved in the renowned Steinbach factory in Germany, this decorative nutcracker is crafted from genuine wood, painted freehand, and available as number 2. The Christmas Nutcracker Tradition began centuries ago in the Alpine regions of Germany. In legend, the Nutcracker possessed miraculous powers, bringing good fortune and protection from evil spirits. The more elaborate their decorations, the stronger their powers. Steinbach is recognized for the unique design of its wood-carved creations developed many years ago by Herr Christian Steinbach. The Steinbach family started making nutcrackers and other items in the 1800s in the Alpine regions of Germany. Each nutcracker is produced using up to 130 separate procedures. Genuine hardwood is cut and shaped into specific sizes and parts. The wood is then turned by hand, using an ancient process that creates smooth, clean surfaces. The pieces are then lathed and polished and drilled before they are turned over to experienced craftsmen who prime and spray them repeatedly, alternating the process with drying to produce an even tone. Not only are they highly collectible, but are handed down from generation to generation. A new collection or adding to your existing collection, you will love these masterpieces!
- Original Steinbach Oktoberfest 17″ Nutcracker
- Carved By Artisans And Hand-Painted In Germany
- Decorative Nutcracker Wonderful For Holiday Display
- Brand New In Original Box With Tags 17″ Tall