Nutcrackers are believed to have originated in the Erzgebirge region of Germany roughly 300 years ago. An artist carved the first wooden soldier with a movable mouth to symbolically crack the "hard nut" of the economic times. This symbol quickly gained popularity throughout the region and world.
13" Tall. Made by hand in Chalfont, PA.
"No two Carolers are ever the same. Byers' Choice artisans create a unique character and personality in each figure by using a variety of techniques and materials. Each crafter leaves a little bit of herself in every figure she touches. As many as ten people will work on one Caroler. Consequently, it is almost impossible to find two Carolers that are exactly alike." -- Joyce Byer