Posted on December 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
Little Red Riding Hood is on her way to her Grandmother's house, bringing her a lovely basket of cake, something special to drink, and some beautiful flowers.
Yes, she is a truly favorite fairy tale known to all of us - yet, at the same time bringing good cheer, she makes a delightful addition to any special occasion.
She is new in 2019, stands 2" tall, and comes with a Wendt and Kühn Presentation / Gift Box.
Grete Wendt loved the world of fairy tales and used her fascination for them to create a whole series of delightful figurines. One of them is Little Red Riding Hood and a companion piece of the Big Bad Wolf.
Other names for the story are: "Little Red Riding hood," "Little Red Cap," or simply "Red Riding Hood."
"Little Red Riding Hood is a European fairy tale whose origins can be traced back to the 10th century to several European folk tales. One of the best known versions was written by the Brothers Grimm.
Little Red Riding Hood is named after her red hooded cape/cloak. She walks through the woods to deliver food to her sickly grandmother (wine and cake depending on the translation). In the Grimms' version, her mother had ordered her to stay strictly on the path.
The Big Bad Wolf wants to eat her and the food in the basket. He secretly stalks her behind trees, bushes, shrubs, and patches of little and tall grass. He approaches Little Red Riding Hood, who naively tells him where she is going. He suggests that the girl pick some flowers as a present for her grandmother, which she does. In the meantime, he goes to the grandmother's house and gains entry by pretending to be the girl. He swallows the grandmother whole (in some stories, he locks her in the closet) and waits for the girl, disguised as the grandma.
In the Grimm's German version a hunter comes to the rescue with an axe, and cuts open the sleeping wolf. Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother emerge unharmed. They fill the wolf's body with heavy stones. The wolf awakens and attempts to flee, but the stones cause him to collapse and die." - Wikipedia
Beginning in 2017 and over the next few years Wendt and Kühn will release a new fairy tale figurine every fall to add to the joy. Cinderella is the first in the series, Star Magic - the Sterntaler Girl - is the second, and Red Riding Hood is the third.