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Kunstgewerbe-Werkstätte Olbernhau GmbH - KWO for short - is a world-renowned company of the Erzgebirge folk art elite. Under the motto "tradition and modernity", the manufacturer from Olbernhau creates extraordinary nutcracker figures and other wooden decorations, which have already been awarded several times with various prizes.

Both chic modern-dressed women and sporty skiers, majestic kings and ambitious hunters find their place in the ranks of KWO nutcrackers. But the original nutcracker figures are by far not the only trump card of KWO. With smoking men, pyramids, music boxes, miniatures, Easter decorations and modern home accessories, the company also made a name for itself.

KWO nutcracker ladies and gentlemen

Still a speciality is the female representation among the nutcrackers. For this reason, KWO has come up with the figures "Jasmin" and "Lily", which stand out in pink and orange from the patriarchal nutcracker ranks. The ladies with the fur hat and red lips carry a small handbag in their hands and the glittery button accessories give them a classy appearance. These female nutcracker figures are an appealing design object not only for women, but also for the younger generation in general.

However, the gentlemen have not been displaced by any means. The hunter camouflages himself excellently in the undergrowth thanks to his green clothing and has his dog with him as a faithful companion. The rifle at his side and binoculars around his neck may not be missing in this work, of course. Outside the forest are the traders of clocks, gingerbread and wine. The vocation of the respective KWO nutcracker is always immediately recognizable by its detailed and lovingly designed accessories. Wire, nails, scissors and cord distinguish the handiwork of an apron-wearing man who seems to have just finished his second product. A finished bear is already sitting at the feet of the KWO Nutcracker Teddy Maker.

KWO's nutcrackers are made with sustainably grown wood and excellent craftsmanship. The figures are available in sizes from 25-30 centimeters.

"Tradition and Modernity"

KWO's motto "Tradition and Modernity" combines the idea of classic craftsmanship with modern, progressive motifs and forms. In the case of the KWO nutcrackers, the modern approach is most evident in the female figures with handbags and glittery buttons or the fully loaded Santa Claus, who comes from America. But keeping traditional nutcrackers in the assortment such as kings, hussars, miners and mushroom pickers is also an important concern for the manufacturer from the Erzgebirge. The fascination for these motifs arises from the rediscovery of childhood memories that were already thought to have been forgotten and awakens nostalgic feelings in people's hearts. The preservation of these classic motifs is considered a kind of tribute to the lovers, friends and collectors of arts and crafts from Olbernhau. With the motto "tradition and modernity", KWO maintains an art form that has lasted for decades and now also deals with and develops contemporary and innovative designs.

About Arts and Crafts Olbernhau

In 1949, the founding of a small craft workshop for turned parts took place in Olbernhau, just a short distance from the toy village of Seiffen. In the meantime, Kunstgewerbe-Werkstätten Olbernhau GmbH has become one of the largest manufacturers among the wooden art wall craftsmen from the Ore Mountains. KWO's product range has expanded significantly - the demand for the highest quality, attention to detail and unique design has remained. Sustainable and domestic woods (maple, beech, fisheart, ash, alder, pine, lime) are used for the production of KWO products. The awarding of various prizes such as the German Toy Design Prize with the Tradition & Form award or the Saxon State Prize for Design with the Federal Product Design Prize once again underlines the excellent quality and creativity of KWO. The manufacturer's clientele consists of discerning buyers, passionate collectors and simple decoration lovers.

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