The German Christmas pyramid epitomizes the Erzgebirge woodworking tradition, the love of the craftsmen for their homeland thus Christmas pyramids are an important element of the German Christmas tradition.
The German nutcracker originates in the Erzgebirge region of Germany from around 1870. It is still produced in the local craft industry. It takes about 130 individual steps to create a modern nutcracker. Made of mostly local woods such as spruce, beech, alder and linden. The beards of high quality nutcrackers are mostly rabbit fur. Ornaments on the nutcracker are often made of leather or fabrics.
This beautiful glass ornament honors the profession which provides such important service to others and it makes a perfect gift for a favorite nurse! It was mouth-blown into a finely crafted mold, and a solution of liquid silver was poured inside. Then it was hand-painted and glittered for you to enjoy!