#584 Erzgebirge Triangle Nativity

Acquired 2011

With European tradition from the heavily forested Erzgebirge Mountain region of Germany, this hand-crafted folk-art set was designed this year, 2011. The artisans have been crafting wood in this area for three centuries. This piece is crafted from natural birch and linden wood into a triangular shape. The set was carved, hand painted and then assembled. My eye caught the unusual shape of the triangle, and I chose to add it to my collection. Purchased from Uno Alla Volta Mail Order Catalog, November 2011. Purchase price, $168.