Hand-shaved and carved trees, Spanbaum, from Germany

Posted on October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

German Spanbaum - Hand-shaved tree.

We have traditionally carried Spanbaum, these delightful trees from Germany, in seven sizes (from 2" to 8").   The Christmas craftsmen of the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) have made these hand-shaved trees for years and years.  They begin with a basswood blank and using a chisel tease out each curled branch.  It is a craft that is truly an art form.

Creating a hand-shaved tree - Spanbaum

On the request of customers, this year we have added to our offerings four new sizes:  10", 12", 14", and 16" - which you can find on our website by clicking here, or on the photo below.

Spanbaum - Hand-Shaved Trees from the Erzgebirge

Posted in German Christmas, German Folk Art, Trees



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