Nutcrackers by theme
German-made nutcrackers are figurines or wooden dolls traditionally made to resemble toy soldiers, royalties, miners, and tradesmen. They are hand-painted using bright colors and they come in different sizes. According to tradition, nutcrackers represent strength and power, and they are symbols of good luck and goodwill. The nutcrackers are believed to serve as trusted watchdogs that scare away bad spirits. The Nutcracker story and tradition does not end with the tale though.
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The Nutcracker was first developed around and is nowadays one of the most famous representatives of the Erzgebirge. Often the Nutcracker is the image of authorities from the past. Especially kings, soldiers and gendarmes are often used as a model. At that time the population was dependent on the benevolence of the authorities and tried to express some protest by giving the Nutcrackers a grim look. His energetic face makes him look very powerful.