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Nutcracker Wood Xmas Ornament, Handmade Christmas Decor

Nutcracker Wood Xmas Ornament, Handmade Christmas Decor

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This beautiful solid woodblock ornament features a Nutcracker with a snow-kissed white rub finish. Nutcracker dolls are a favourite and usually feature a toy soldier figure. They are considered symbols of good luck and are believed to protect against bad spirits.

Most of us are familiar with the classic beloved tale of how the Nutcracker and Clara defeated the Mouse King and his minions. This ornament captures the magic of the Nutcracker.

According to The Nutcracker Museum, wood carvers in France and England were creating delicately carved intricate nutcrackers resembling humans and animals by the 15th century.

But the nutcracker figurine as we know it today, which resembles toy soldiers with buttoned blazers and top hats, didn’t come into fruition until the 19th century.

German woodworker Wilhelm Füchtner, known as the father of the nutcracker, was the first to commercially produce the nutcracker in 1872 — using the nutcracker from Heinrich Hoffmann’s story “King Nutcracker and Poor Reinhold” as his inspiration.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” ballet debuted in 1892 — which has kept renewed interest in the figurine each year.

The ballet is thought to be the reason the nutcracker has become associated with Christmas due to its Christmas Eve setting.

This ornament is part of the Utsav collection. Utsav implies a festival in Hindi, the national language of India. In the Utsav collection, we aim to bring together ethnic and modern designs together this Christmas season. Let's bring the festivities, good food, love and compassion back in this year's holiday season.

You can also check out Xmas Ornament - Christmas TreeXmas Ornament - Joy and Xmas Ornament - Hand-painted Stars (set of 4)

Features

  • Handcrafted in India by a group of artisans using traditional carving techniques
  • The Xmas ornament comes with a white string
  • Made out of ethically-sourced Indian mango wood
  • Practical and Inspiring gift
  • Fair Trade Decorative Festive Pendant
Dimensions
  • Width 1.75 inch
  • Height 3.75 inch
  • Drop Length 3.5 inch

Note 

  • Due to the nature of hand-made products, kindly expect slight imperfections. This is not a defect and items are non-refundable due to this reason.
  • Accessories are not included
About Indian Woodcraft & Artisans
Woodcraft in India is dated back to the ancient times of Maharajas. Initially, the art was limited to carving sculptures and windows of temples and palaces. Over many generations and under the influence of its region's culture and locally available wood the art form has evolved and now extends to articles like furniture, decorative pieces, storage boxes,  table lamps, toys and puppets. 

India has an abundance of native wood that lends well to the carving and inlay work. Some of the examples are Ebony, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Sheesham, and Sal.

The diversity of each region's style and carving technique reflects in the motifs, and patterns on each carved article. The geometrical and floral patterns are the most popular.

In many regions, woodcraft production is vital for community livelihoods. By participating with Fair Trade organisations, we contribute to alleviating poverty and promoting sustainability through ethical practices. These organisations aim to educate and empower disadvantaged sections of the Indian community by providing them with job opportunities, gender equality, fair wages, safe and healthy working environment while preserving the local culture & traditional skills. 
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