German Erzgebirge Putz Miniature Carved Wood Farm Set
A vintage Erzgebirge Village set. Putz. Pinned by www.mygrowingtraditions.com
Fine Noah’s Ark Toy Collection With Exceptional Painted Ark and Original Animals, Carved and Painted Wood German, Erzgebirge Region, c.1875, 13 ½” high x 23” wide x 6” deep. (British and European Folk Art at Robert Young Antiques)
Handcrafted Noah's Ark from Erzgebirge, Germany. That is where the ring-turned lathe process was invented. First a lathed ring with precise small grooves and indentations is produced. Then slices are cut from this ring. Each of these slices is then carved into animals particular to the ring. All of the figures in this ark are cut, carved and hand-painted by Christian Werner, a member of a family of craftsmen working in wood.
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