In the picturesque region of Deutschneudorf,near Seiffen,beats the heart of Erzgebirge tradition and craftsmanship.The family business Bettina Franke,now in its sixth generation,embodies the essence of this centuries-old tradition,especially through their impressive carvings.
The legendary Santa Claus by Bettina Franke
A highlight of Bettina Franke's collection is undoubtedly the trademarked hand-carved Santa Claus. This magical Santa adorns a variety of items - from candle arches and candle holders to pyramids. His varied depictions, whether on a sleigh or with a gift bag on his back, bring the magic of Christmas to any home and heighten the anticipation of the reflective season.
Creativity in every carving: Bettina Franke:A family heritage of genuine Erzgebirge craftsmanship
In addition to the famous Santa Claus, the company also charms with other creative creations. The Secret Santa series tells charming stories of the preparations for Christmas with 24 Secret Santa characters. The mysterious witches, although often with a mischievous smile, bring a humorous touch to the collection. And then there are the lovingly designed children's figures, each with its own name, that make the heart of every viewer beat faster.
Commitment to sustainability
Despite the deep-rooted tradition Bettina Franke focuses on forward-looking values. The manufactory is strongly committed to sustainability. All artworks are made from local woods and the paints and varnishes used are environmentally friendly, as they are solvent-free and water-based.
A globally recognized craft
Bettina Franke's artistic carvings can be found in households all over the world, from the USA and Canada to Australia. This global success, combined with their tireless dedication to craftsmanship and quality, earned them the prestigious award "Tradition and Form" from the Erzgebirge Arts and Crafts Association in 2006.
Our conclusion: A tradition, that touches hearts
The family business Bettina Franke represents the best of Erzgebirge crafts. With its combination of tradition, creativity and a strong commitment to sustainability, the manufactory sets standards in the art of carving and enriches our world with timeless works of art.