Set of Christian Werner 4 Deer and Trees (8 pieces)

Set of Christian Werner Red Deer with 4 fir trees. The red deer is one of the largest of the deer family and inhabits most of Europe. Hand-carved and painted ring animals. Stag, Doe, Yearling and a Fawn. The stag is 3-1/4" tall. And 4 wonderful fir / pine trees of various sizes.

Made in Germany

These fir trees are very special. Their production was a lost art revived by the Werner Workshop. As explained in the Werner catalog: "With the invention of new stamping and embossing techniques, production of intricate and highly detailed toys began in the Western Erzgebirge in 1861. Economic production of cardboard products gave rise to an industry that employed more than 1200 workmen and 140 engravers. When the last factory, in Buchholz, closed in 1953 [due to communist take over of the region] it wasn't just the pretty toys that disappeared from the market. Along with them went the know-how and craft skills needed to make them, from making the tools used to produce them through to the application of the last lick of paint. These fir trees prove that we have succeeded in reviving a lost craft and in creating trees that are, like no others, in harmony with our forest animals."  

Enjoy the classic folk art of ring-turning - Reifendrehen - since the 1800s

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Christian Werner Workshop
Master Craftsman
Ring-turner / Reifendrehen
Exquisite Folk Art from the
Erzgebirge, Germany
Since 1985
Item No. CW7



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